Every 65 seconds, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. And while it is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, there is still no cure for the degenerative brain disease. It is this that makes the work of the Alzheimer’s Association so important.
The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated not only to global research and disease advocacy, but also to the care and support of those affected by Alzheimer’s. In the midst of the current health crisis, the need for support is greater, especially for loved ones and caregivers who are finding themselves feeling isolated. The work of the Alzheimer’s Association continues during these challenging days, committed to still being there for everyone who needs help through programs, services, education, and research.
Most of the Association’s funding comes from annual walks held in 600 communities across the country. The local Walk to End Alzheimer’s has historically taken place at the Detroit Zoo, but this year, of course, it will look a little different. Instead of the sea of purple shirts we normally see at the Zoo, walkers will be participating safely in their own neighborhoods and communities – apart, but still connected to the cause.
Wright Beamer is honored to support a longtime friend who will be walking in memory of her mother. You can learn more about Detroit’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on the event’s website as we work together to support our community.