BECKLEY, W.Va. – More than 360 participants gathered Sept. 19 at the Beckley-Raleigh Convention Center for the annual Beckley/Oak Hill WALK to End Alzheimer’s disease.
The WALK, which is hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter, brings together people in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. Teams collect donations, which are presented at the organization’s Bank Day three days prior to the race. This year’s teams collected $35,000 in donations.
“Because of these dedicated participants, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit fundraiser of Alzheimer’s research,” said Laurel Waller, executive director of the Association’s West Virginia Chapter. “Participating in the WALKS is a truly moving and rewarding experience for all those involved.”
Participants learn about Alzheimer’s disease and ways they can get more involved. These include advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment to support programs and services, and more.
The Alzheimer’s Association is still accepting donations as part of the Beckley/Oak Hill WALK event. Teams are less than $1,000 away from reaching their 2015 goal. To make a donation, visit www.alz.org. All money raised will help support much needed Alzheimer’s programs in the Beckley/Oak Hill area.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk. Now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.