Generous individuals are being asked to step forward in support of the fight against Alzheimer’s disease at the 2017 Southern Ohio Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The Southern Ohio Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Shawnee State University in Portsmouth. Registration will begin at 9 a.m.; the Walk starts at 10 a.m.
Money raised at the Walk will directly fund programs and services of the Southeastern Ohio branch 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 the community together to remember and support those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
“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 Jeff Dehner, Special Events coordinator with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.
Last year’s Portsmouth Walk attracted nearly 600 participants and raised a record total of $52,000.
Portsmouth Emergency Ambulance is the platinum sponsor for this year’s Walk. Other sponsors include Neal Hatcher Realtor, Glockner Family of Dealerships, Quality Inn & Suites, Southern Ohio Medical Center, SunCoke Energy Partners-Haverhill Operations and The Breeze 107.5FM.
Nearly 7,500 people participated in the Chapter’s five regional Walks last year, raising a record total of $1.4 million to support the Chapter’s local programs and services and to fund national Alzheimer’s research.
For more information on the Walk, please call Mr. Dehner at (800) 272-3900 or email: [email protected]
You can also register on-line by visiting the chapter Web site at www.alz.org/cincinnati.