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Calling businesses of all sizes to Walk to End Alzheimer's

Calling businesses of all sizes to Walk to End Alzheimer's
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July 31, 2019
Media Contact: Andrew DeFratis, Communications Director, adefratis@alz.org
Media Line: 234.284.2753.
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Akron, Ohio – The Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter invites all those who know or have known someone impacted by Alzheimer’s to join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
 
  • The Muskingum County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented locally by The Oaks at Bethesda & Northpointe, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College Campus (1425 Newark Rd., Zanesville.) With check-in at 8:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Akron Walk to End Alzheimer’s, co-presented locally by Gardens of Western Reserve Hospice and The Village of St. Edward at Fairlawn and Green, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14, at Canal Park Stadium (300 S. Main St., Akron.)
  • The Medina County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented locally by The Village of St. Edward at Wadsworth, will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Medina Community Recreation Center (855 Weymouth Rd., Medina.) With check-in at 8:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Tuscarawas County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, Sept. 21, at Dover Middle School (2131 N. Wooster Ave., Dover.) With check-in at 8:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Stark County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, Sept. 28, at Massillon Washington High School (1 Paul Brown Dr. SE., Massillon.) With check-in at 8:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Wayne County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, at Wooster High School (515 Oldman Rd., Wooster.) With check-in at 8:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m.
  • The Mahoning Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented locally by Community Skilled Health Care, will take place Saturday, Oct. 26, at Youngstown State University WATTS (651 Elm St., Youngstown.) With check-in at 8:30 a.m. and opening ceremonies beginning at 9:30 a.m.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, Alzheimer’s is having a devastating impact on America’s work force: 6 in 10 Alzheimer’s caregivers have been employed in the last year, with 57% of employed caregivers having to go in to work late, leave early, or take time off due to caregiving demands. Eighteen percent of caregivers went from full-time to part time or cut-back hours, with nine percent of caregivers giving up working entirely.
 
Businesses or organizations looking to have a major impact in supporting the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association are invited to consider a wide range of sponsorship levels and benefits, including inclusion on participant t-shirts, display tables at the event, to more exclusive opportunities such as “Finish Line” or “Promise Garden” sponsorships – limited to one per Walk.

Companies, organizations and individuals interested in registering for their local Walk can start a team at alz.org/walk.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s allows the Alzheimer’s Association to provide free care and support for local families, such as: a 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900), more than 30 monthly caregiver support groups, community education programs, ongoing local support for caregivers with the Side by Side: Successfully Managing Dementia Care program, early-stage social engagement activities, clinical study matching, and more. Families impacted by the disease are invited to visit alz.org/eastohio for additional information.
 
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