Thursday, August 26, 2010

Taking Action - Memory Walk


5.3 Million People Have Alzheimer's in the U.S.

7th Leading Cause of Death of People of All Ages, 5th Leading Cause of Death After Age 65

172 Billion Dollars in Annual Costs

10.9 Million Unpaid Caregivers

"With a rapidly aging baby boomer population, Alzheimer's will continue to impact more lives. From 2000-2006, Alzheimer's disease deaths increased 46.1 percent, while other selected causes of death decreased. Strategic investments in other diseases have resulted in declines in deaths, and we need to see the same type of investment for Alzheimer's."

"Unless something is done, by 2050, up to 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s, and a new case will be diagnosed every 33 seconds."

More Facts and Figures Can Be Found At:

Our family has started a team for the Memory Walk 2010 this November 6th in Huntington Beach. We would love to invite any and all who would like to walk with us and/or donate. I've never fund-raised before and I've set our bar high, but we're passionate about donating to the cause. I started with a $25 donation because that's really all I can give at the moment and I would like to encourage other donations no matter what the amount.

If you would like more information or would like to join our team you can copy and paste this link below or click on the link under "Helpful Links" at the top right of the blog.

November 6th is only about two months away! More information to come soon!

1 comment:

  1. Hello Kristen,
    Actually, I found your blog from Wellsphere and followed it over here. I have to tell you I so enjoyed the story about the Great day that you spent with your dad. So sweet and funny. My Mom passed away 3 years ago and I'd totally forgotten about so many of those sweet memories when they were agreeable.
    That was a darling day. Thanks for sharing,