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Letter: Raise awareness and funds; join the Roseburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

As this year’s Roseburg Walk Committee Chair, I am joining participants of all ages in the movement to reclaim the future for millions at Walk to End Alzheimer’s at 2 p.m. on Sept. 21 in Roseburg.

I’ve worked directly with those affected with Alzheimer’s or related dementias for 15 years and also have family members affected by this disease. I am walking to help raise awareness and hope that one day we’ll find a cure.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2014 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, there are more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 59,000 here in Oregon.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites us as an unstoppable force in Alzheimer’s. Together, we can raise awareness and funds.

To start or join a team today, visit Walk to End Alzheimer’s at alz.org/walk. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

Sarah Calvert

Roseburg


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