The Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to announce that Centers Health Careis the first New York State sponsor for all Walk to End Alzheimer’s® around the state. With more than 30 walks planned in 2018, Centers Health Care and their Walk teams have pledged to raise $100,000 for the New York State chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, including six in Central New York, these inspiring events bring all those affected by Alzheimer’s together in a community with a shared mission: to support those in need of care and support now, while raising funds for the research needed to help find a treatment, and eventually a cure.
“Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® events help mobilize local communities to raise awareness and funds for this disease,” said Catherine James, chief executive officer for the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. “We are truly thankful for the leadership Centers Health Care has shown by sponsoring the walks here in Central New York and across the state, as well as their commitment to help to end Alzheimer’s.”
“For more than twenty years, Centers Health Care facilities have provided compassionate, long-term and respite care to people with Alzheimer’s and their families,” said Kenny Rozenberg, CEO, Centers Health Care. “For all those years, many of our facilities participated in their community walks. Now it’s time we, and others companies like us, do more. Becoming the New York State sponsor underscores our desire to see a world where our ground-breaking Alzheimer’s care units can be used for something else.”
Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. It kills more Americans than diabetes and more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. According to the Alzheimer’s Association2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, 5.7 million Americans — including 400,000 in New York alone — have Alzheimer’s disease. By 2050, the number of people with Alzheimer’s may nearly triple, to as many as 14 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow or stop the disease.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.