Aberdeen Alzheimer's event breaks record, raises over $50K

More than 200 people joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Moore County in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at Aberdeen Lake Park on Nov. 12.

Even despite being rescheduled due to Hurricane Ian, participants raised over $50,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. This total is a record for the Moore County Walk.

“Congratulations and a big thanks to our dedicated Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the Moore County and surrounding area communities for coming together to take steps for all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and all other dementia,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter.

Team McCann was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more than $9,225. The other top fundraising teams include McKee Homes ($8,946) and Team Patty Hahn ($2,135).

On Walk day, participants honored those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease. The event was presented by McKee Homes.

Added Lambert, “We appreciate everyone involved for raising critical funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services. Together, we are showing the 180,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s and 356,000 caregivers that we care and we are committed to fight to end this disease.”

The Association is keeping up the momentum and continuing to raise critical funds and awareness by the end of the year. Walk Day may have passed, but donations are still being accepted through Dec. 31 at act.alz.org/MooreCounty.

Courtesy photo/Contributed.

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