Generous individuals are being asked to step forward in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the 2012 Portsmouth Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The Portsmouth Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22 at Market Square in Portsmouth, Ohio. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.; the Walk starts at 9:30 a.m.
Money raised at the Walk will directly fund programs and services of the Southeastern Ohio branch office of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati, which serves families in Scioto, Jackson, Lawrence, Vinton and Gallia counties. As the primary national fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Association, Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is an annual event that brings those affected by Alzheimer’s disease, family members and the community together in a show of remembrance and support.
“Alzheimer’s disease touches many families in Portsmouth and throughout southeastern Ohio. The Walk is a way for the community to come together in support of these families and the many important programs and services we provide,” said Amy Horn, Development/Donor Services coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Last year’s Portsmouth Walk attracted nearly 300 participants and raised a record $25,700.
Comfort Inn and Portsmouth Emergency Ambulance are gold sponsors for this year’s Walk. Other event sponsors include Best Care Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Hill View Retirement Center, Dr. Mohammad Kalo, Glockner, Resthaven Rehab and Skilled Health Care, Heartland of Portsmouth, Genesis Oxygen and Home Medical Equipment, Hallmark Health Care, Staker’s Drugs, Dr. Paul Cwikla of Scioto Foot Care, Inc. and The Lofts.
Nearly 4,500 people participated in the chapter’s five area Walks last year, raising a record total of $505,000 to support the Chapter’s local programs and services and to fund national Alzheimer’s research.
For more information on the Walk, please call Jamie Williams at (740) 354-3661 or Amy Horn at (513) 721-4284 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also register on-line by visiting the chapter Web site at www.alz.org/cincinnati.