The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, organized by the Alzheimer’s Association, is the largest Alzheimer’s awareness event in the United States. Gathering people of all ages in 600 communities nationwide, the event supports Alzheimer’s care, support and research. A serious affliction most common amongst seniors, the disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
Last year, CareOne Management put together a team of employees, family members and friends who joined the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Point Pleasant Beach. Though there is no registration fee for the event, all participants are expected to fundraise for the cause. The 24 representatives of CareOne raised around $2,000 for the Association.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, the organization’s mission is “To eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.”
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