Grab your walking shoes, bring a friend or two, join the three out of ten people in your office, church, bridge group, sports team who personally know a family dealing with the strain of providing long term care for a person with a memory loss disease like Alzheimer's dementia.
Meet us at Bulloch Academy football field and track Saturday, October 6 by 10:00 am to learn more about this disease that changes the lives of a new family every 69 seconds. Honor the grandparents, parents, brothers and sisters that are living with this neurological disease that gradually robs people of their memories, their independence and finally, their lives.
Help us plant a "Garden of Hope" for the future through your support of education and research funded by the Alzheimer's Association. Sign up at www.alz/walk
or call Walk Chairperson, Karen Martin at 912-489-4774 to learn how your organization can help.
The Coastal Georgia Regional Office of the Alzheimer's Association located at 201 Television Circle, Savannah, 31406 welcomes your visit or call to learn about the services available to people in this 15 county region. Meet at the Association booth at the Walk to learn about the Caring Closet, Caregiver Timeout, the 24 Hour Helpline, Educational resources, care consultation, training for para professionals, support group meetings and the Safe Return program.
Make this a family event to celebrate the lives of those who have battled this long term disease of the brain with extraordinary strength as they fought to retain their dignity and sense of purpose in life while their brain cells gradually diminished their cognition.
Celebrate the strength and patience of caregivers who struggle with the ever changing emotions and needs of a patient/spouse/friend with Alzheimer's.
Help yourself and your children by actively raising funds to support the cutting edge research happening all over the world as scientists and physicians work to find the triggers for this dread disease.
Come visit the booths of local agencies who support caregivers and families. Walk or run, sit and listen or share concerns with others who will understand. Don't forget the ones who can't remember their first jobs, their grand kids, their mother's face or their spouse's name. Honor them and their caregivers with your presence and your financial support. You may mail any donations to: Karen Martin at WILLOW POND ASSISTED LIVING or Lyne Burney at Sea Island Bank, Statesboro.
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