Alzheimer’s Association annual fundraising walk draws 2,000 supporters

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An estimated 2,000 participants came out Sept. 26 for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.
An estimated 2,000 participants came out Sept. 26 for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

MANCHESTER, NH –  Some 2,000 participants gathered at Arms Park in Manchester on Saturday, September 26 to raise awareness and money as part of the Central New Hampshire Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

This year’s goal was to raise $226,000 for the event, and participants are asked to continue fundraising efforts, which will be accepted until Oct. 31. Anyone can donate by clicking this link.

Manchester is one of more than 600 communities nationwide to mobilize people of all ages and abilities to stand up against Alzheimer’s and related disorders. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

“We are extremely grateful to all those who turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Manchester,” said Jim Wessler, president/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. “Thanks to their efforts we have raised critical dollars to fund research and programs for those living with this most difficult disease. We are all in this fight for a cure because we cannot accept the devastation Alzheimer’s causes to families.”

“Each participant at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s has brought their own commitment and heart to this cause. For those who have the disease, this show of support is so very important,” Wessler said.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, and education programs. The Alzheimer’s Association is also the world’s leading nonprofit funder of research into causes, treatments and, someday, a cure. For more information about Alzheimer programs, visit www.alz.org/MANH or call 800.272.3900.


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