Mississippi Link Newswire
Alzheimer’s Mississippi Walk4ALZ will take place at 10 a.m. Sept. 10, at the Mississippi Museum of Art.
Walk4ALZ is a celebration of life and memories where attendees walk for family, friends, future and fun. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Nearly 100 people from the metro area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to stop Alzheimer’s disease and support family caregivers. Walk4ALZ participants will walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy and support programs and services in Mississippi. They will also join in a meaningful tribute for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
“The support we receive from you stays in Mississippi – for programs, services and research advocacy,” said Patty Dunn, executive director of Alzheimer’s Mississippi. “We have been committed to creating a world without Alzheimer’s disease for more than 25 years here in Mississippi, providing care and support to all those affected by the disease.”
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the state’s fifth-leading cause of death. Today, there are over 52,000 Mississippians living with Alzheimer’s disease and over five million Americans providing supportive services and advocating for research funding to improve treatment and find a cure. Alzheimer’s Mississippi provides programs and services, free of charge, to Mississippi citizens with Alzheimer’s and related disorders, their families, caregivers, and the community.
Alzheimer’s Mississippi was organized in 1990 and became an independent Mississippi based nonprofit in March 2016 to ensure 100 percent of funds raised stay in Mississippi. For more information, call (601) 987-0020, or visit alzms.org.