(Press Release Courtesy of Walk To End Alzheimer's)

2014 Walk To End Alzheimer's

[SEDALIA] – More than 380 Sedalia residents braved the chilly morning temperatures to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Missouri Highway Gardens in Sedalia. These dedicated Walkers raised more than $34,300 and exceeded their goal to fund the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. For anyone who missed the event, online donations will be accepted through the end of the year at act.alz.org/WalkSedalia.

“We couldn’t do this without the generous support of our sponsors, teams, walkers, donors and volunteers,” said Megan Schwedtmann, special events coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Missouri Chapter. “This annual event allows us to honor the individuals living with the disease and their caregivers while we raise money for much-needed care, support and research.”

Recognitions:

Top Fundraising Team: The Syliva G. Thompson Residence Center

Oldest Walker: John Chambers (90 years old)

Youngest Walker: Catherine Snell (12 days old)

Sponsors:

Platinum: Sylvia G Thompson Residence Center; Sedalia Democrat; KSIS 1050 AM

Gold: W-K Chevrolet

Silver: Central Missouri Electric Cooperative; Crossroads Hospice Charitable Foundation; Fairview Nursing Home; MoZark Press; Third National Bank

Bronze: Bothwell Regional Health Center; Preferred Properties; Simmons Bank; The Arbors at Westport Estates; West Central Association Realtors

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 more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Greater Missouri Chapter serves 58 counties in northeast, central and southwest Missouri. For more information, visit alz.org/greatermissouri.

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