Walk Raises Over $317,000

To Fight Alzheimer’s Disease

 

Local school teacher, Bobby Marshall, kisses his wife, Sandy, at the event. He was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 55.
Local school teacher, Bobby Marshall, kisses his wife, Sandy, at the event. He was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 55.

TAMPA – More than 2,000
Hillsborough County residents
joined the Alzheimer’s Association
Walk to End Alzheimer’s at
Raymond James Stadium in
Tampa.

Participants raised more
than $317,000 to fund the care,
support and research programs
of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Fundraising will continue through
December 20.

More than 5 million Americans
are living with Alzheimer’s disease;
it’s the sixth-leading cause of death
in the U.S. Additionally, more than
16 million family members and
friends provide care to people with
Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

In Florida alone, more than 560,000 people are living with the disease; 1.1 million serve as caregivers.

Alzheimer’s is destroying our families, our finances and our future,” said Kristine Lee, the Alzheimer’s Association walk director. “It’s time to end it.”

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