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Support ComfortCare Homes in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s this October

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 5:13:20 PM
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2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Wichita, KS

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a nationwide event. Held in more than 600 communities across the United States, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises funds and awareness to support research, Alzheimer’s care, and family resources. This year, Wichita is hosting its own Walk on October 21, 2017.

About the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Wichita, KS

This year’s event is on Saturday, October 21st. The 2.4 mile route is along the scenic Water Walk in the heart of Wichita. Participants of all ages are encouraged to come to the walk to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. You can register as a participant, make a monetary donation, or sign up as a volunteer. Visit the ComfortCare Homes team page by clicking here to learn more about how to contribute.

When you participate in the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Wichita, KS, you’re helping to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our community. The money raised will go directly to the national fund, which supports care and research for those suffering from the disease.

Raising Alzheimer’s Awareness

Many people in our community have been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease, whether a family member or friends suffers from the disease or they provide care for senior with dementia. If you want to learn more about why our team at ComfortCare Homes is walking to end Alzheimer’s read our weekly “Why I Walk” blog. Each Wednesday until our event, our staff, families, and friends will share personal experiences of how Alzheimer’s has impacted their lives.

Fast Facts

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading care of death in the United States? More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease and every 66 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s.

Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.

In 2016, 15.9 caregivers provided an estimated 18.2 billion hours of unpaid care. This means that family caregivers, often times adult children with families of their own to raise, are providing dementia care for a parent with Alzheimer’s.

Want to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease? Check out these and more facts from the Alzheimer’s association: http://www.alz.org

Finding a Cure: How You Can Help

There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease – yet. With the help of events like the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Wichita, KS, we can work to fund research that may lead to lifesaving treatment. The funds raised from our event also go towards support and care. This means that we can provide better care for those living with Alzheimer’s now while fighting for a future freed of the disease.

Every dollar we raise benefits those affected by Alzheimer’s in our community. See how our Team Comfort Crusaders has lead the way in local fundraising: http://www.kwch.com/video/?vid=441396293

If you would like to make a donation to our team, register as a participant, or sign up as a volunteer, please visit our event page here. You can also call our office with any questions about how to get involved.

Together we can end Alzheimer’s disease. Join the fight today!

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