LOS ANGELES - Organizers for the 18th annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk have begun to take team and individual registrations.More than 7,000 walkers are expected for the 5K walk through Century City on Nov. 7. The goal is to raise $800,000 for the Alzheimer's Association. "As the Baby Boom generation begins to face Alzheimer's, increased community participation is crucial," said Bettina Kurowski, president and CEO of the Alzheimer's Association, California Southland Chapter. "More than half a million people are living with Alzheimer's in California. That number is expected to grow dramatically as our population ages." Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic that is now the sixth leading cause of death in California. Experts estimate that someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease every 70 seconds. Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause. To register for the walk, go online to www.alzla.org/mw. For information on participating as a sponsor, exhibitor or team captain, call Brian Welch at (323) 930-6228.
********** Published: August 12, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 17