Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society Walk to support local grandparents

ST. GEORGE – The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society is inviting Southern Utah residents to unite in a movement to support services to local seniors who are caring for someone with dementia by participating in the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society’s Fun Walk and 5k, at Pioneer Park in Hurricane, on Saturday, at 9 a.m.

Image courtesy of Alzheimer's & Dementia Society | Click image to enlarge
Image courtesy of Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society | Click image to enlarge

The Fun Walk is free to all, however donations are critically needed and appreciated. The entrance fee for the 5k is $25 and each runner will receive a t-shirt and goodie bag.

In addition to the Fun Walk and 5k, participants will enjoy information and activity booths, including an art therapy project.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

About the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society

The Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society’s Walk to Support Our Local Grandparents is unique to Southern Utah. Since March 23, 2012, the Alzheimer’s & Dementia Society has served local seniors with a full service office.  The Fun Walk is their annual event to raise funds to serve local seniors in the area. It is their mission to empower individuals, families and communities with resource connections, education and support to strengthen people who are dealing with the effects of dementia.

The walk is sponsored in part by Stephen Wade Auto Centers and presented by CNS.

Event details and contact information

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 9 a.m.
  • Where: Pioneer Park, Hurricane.
  • Contact: 435-319-0407 or sullivan.mitzi@gmail.com

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4 Comments

  • Harveyn November 8, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Why do we always find out the night before?

  • Max Wallack November 9, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I believe it is important for children to understand Alzheimer’s disease so they can still interact lovingly with family members who have this disease. I am a 17 year old college junior, Alzheimer’s researcher, and Alzheimer’s advocate.I grew up as a caregiver to my great grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease. After her death, I founded a nonprofit organization that has distributed over 26,000 puzzles to Alzheimer’s facilities. Recently, the book I coauthored explaining Alzheimer’s disease to children became available on Amazon.My hope was to provide some helpful coping mechanisms to the many children dealing with Alzheimer’s disease among their family members. 50 percent of the profits from this book will go to Alzheimer’s causes.”Why Did Grandma Put Her Underwear in Refrigerator? A Book Explaining Alzheimer’s Disease to Children.” http://amzn.to/13FYYxh

  • Jonathan Curtis December 27, 2013 at 2:36 am

    I do agree with Max that today it’s really important to aware our children’s about Dementia and Alzheimer’s cases, I am not a care giver, but I know many care givers who have shared their experiences about this disease, As we are moving forward with our lives the cases of Dementia are also increasing rapidly. …
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  • Sanath December 31, 2013 at 4:15 am

    Like this post.

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