For as many years as this site has been in existence I have nudged you to support the Alzheimer’s Walk and now I’m doing it again. Now normally I don’t start nudging you until say, June or July at the earliest, since the walk takes place in September. But! This year they’re trying to get people to sign up and form teams earlier to stretch out the fundraising process a little bit.
It’s time for teams and individuals to register for the 2012 Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and the local chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has activated a new, user-friendly website – http://act.alz.org/louisville – for participants to sign up online. The Association’s largest local fundraiser will take place on Saturday, September 8, on the Great Lawn at Waterfront Park.
The Louisville Walk to End Alzheimer’s includes a .5 or 1.5 mile walk, and is also an opportunity to visit sponsored booths to learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved, including advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment, support groups, training and other support services.
Funds raised by the Walk to End Alzheimer’s support research for treatments and a cure, as well as support services. The Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provides services to 125 counties across Kentucky and southern Indiana, including support groups, caregiver training, and a 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900).
The Alzheimer’s Walk this year is taking place on the day of a bat mitzvah that I’m not going to miss so I won’t actually be participating in the walk itself. But! I don’t think that means I can’t raise money for it, right? So I’m thinking of having a Consuming Louisville team to raise funds. What do you think? Will you join the Consuming Louisville team and help raise some money for a really good cause?
Here’s the deal. If 5 people leave a committing to joining a Consuming Louisville team for the Alzheimer’s Walk I’ll start the team and establish a fundraising goal for it that we can all work toward. Sound good? Are you in?