According to the Alzheimer’s Association more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, and here in Washington State it is the 3rd leading cause of death. The impact to families is enormous. Family caregivers are facing difficult decisions about how to find and pay for appropriate care while trying to figure out how to be family. The costs to the nation are also rising making Alzheimer’s disease the most expensive condition in the nation.
The Alzheimer’s Association seeks to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and also provides support for individuals and families affected by the disease. Each year, in support of their mission the Alzheimer’s Association gathers together for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. State by state, walk by walk, person by person, the country bands together to raise awareness and funds to help the Alzheimer’s Association continue their mission of support and research for a cure.
Many of our clients and their families are affected by Alzheimer's and so it is in their name that we walk and will continue to walk until there is no more Alzheimer's. By participating in the 2014 Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, Sound Options is committed to raising awareness and funds for research, care and support.
We encourage you to join the Sound Options Team and walk with the staff and caregivers of Sound Options and/or make a donation to help the Alzheimer's Association advance research into prevention, treatments and a cure for Alzheimer's. For the millions already affected by the disease, the Association offers care, education, support and resources in communities nationwide.
South Sound- Tacoma Walk Details:
Saturday, September 13, 2014 | 8:30am Registration | 9:30am ceremony | 10:00am Walk
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If Alzheimer’s disease was eliminated, half a million lives would be saved each year. The end of Alzheimer's disease starts here. Thank you for joining Sound Options and the Alzheimer's Association!
Published on July 14, 2014.