ABERDEEN, N.C. – Aug. 13, 2018 – Theneeds 35 volunteers to help in various functions at its annual . The Walk will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Aberdeen Park located 400 Lakeshore Drive.
Volunteers are needed anytime between 6:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Event-day roles include: event set-up, registration, parking, walk route support, refreshment station, T-shirt station start and finish line cheerleaders, and breakdown. Volunteers will receive a T-shirt.
“Our volunteers are the backbone of Walk to End Alzheimer’s and help make our event a safe and fun experience for all involved,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “There are individual and group volunteer opportunities so grab your friends, family and co-workers, and sign up today. We appreciate the support from the community in helping us make this year’s Walk a huge success.”
Those interested in volunteering can sign up at, or contact Kim Blanchard at or at 336-814-3722.
Additional Facts and Figures: ()
- One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia.
- An estimated 5.7 million Americans, including 170,000 North Carolina residents, are living with Alzheimer’s, a number estimated to grow to as many as 16 million by year 2050.
- Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are women.
- African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.
- Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s or other dementias as older whites.
About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.
About the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter:
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in the 49 central and western North Carolina counties that serves over 110,000 people currently living with Alzheimer’s disease and their 330,000 caregivers in these counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on , and .