WATERTOWN, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Alzheimer's Association’s 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s took place over the last two weekends of September across Massachusetts and New Hampshire. More than 22,000 people participated in eleven events from the Berkshires and Worcester County to Central New Hampshire and Greater Boston to raise funds to support the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Walk events exceeded the organization’s goals for walker turnout and the Association is confident it will meet its $3 million fundraising goal as participants have until October 31st to submit donations.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is always such an inspiration to us,” said Jim Wessler, President/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. “There are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and more than 15 million who serve as caregivers to those battling the disease. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is critical to raising money and awareness so we can get closer to a cure. With thousands of people turning out to Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we can feel a sense of hope.”
Funds raised by the Walk to End Alzheimer’s provide care and support services to families, friends and neighbors affected by Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, while also funding cutting edge research into effective treatments, and someday a cure, to the disease.
To learn more or to donate to The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit www.alzwalkMANH.org. For information about the Alzheimer’s Association’s services, call its 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.
About the Alzheimer's Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its 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. Learn more at www.Alz.org/MANH