More than 280 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 Oct. 7. Participants raised $41,404 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Donations are still being accepted through Dec. 31 at http://act.alz.org/MooreCounty.
“Many thanks to our Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the Moore County community for their hard work and efforts in making this year’s event a big success,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter. “We appreciate everyone coming together to take steps for Alzheimer’s disease and to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”
Nurses Supporting Neurons was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising $4,112. The other top fundraising teams include: FirstHealth Hospice and Palliative Care ($3,890) and Residence Inn Southern Pines ($1,600).
Added Lambert, “Congratulations to the top teams for their stellar fundraising efforts. Together, we are showing the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s that we care and we will never give up in the fight to end this disease.”
On Walk day, participants honored those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s.