Friendly Competition Raises Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research

Posted by Kristina Law on Aug 29, 2014

In Alzheimer's & Dementia, Main

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Provo, UT – It all started with a favor. In what can only be described as a Macy’s- Gimbels moment, Woodbury Corporation is advertising a Tigriswoods event. Woodbury Corporation owns University Mall in Orem. Tigriswoods owns the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo.

Orem’s Mayor Richard Brunst, honorary chairman of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, asked Rob Kallas, Orem University Mall Manager, to post the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on the mall’s pylon sign. Kallas agreed.

The surprise came when Kallas saw the sign proof and realized the event was happening at a competing shopping center facility. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 6, 2014 is being held at the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo.

Putting aside competition, Kallas agreed to support the Alzheimer’s Association by advertising the Walk. Mayor Brunst is also throwing down the gauntlet in a challenge with Provo Mayor John Curtis for the most funds raised and the most walkers registered at alz.org/walk. Mayor Brunst has pledged to raise $10,000 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The two mayors and the Alzheimer’s Association are inviting Utah County residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Shops at Riverwoods in Provo.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for hundreds of participants in Provo who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

In addition to the Walk, participants will enjoy Meredith from Oldies 94.1, BYU Mascot, Cosmo, and Mayors Richard Brunst and John Curtis with a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans to as many as 16 million by 2050.

To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7, toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900.

Alzheimer's Association 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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Alzheimer's Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer 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. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.

Join Bel Aire Senior Living Team to support this walk

Here at Bel aire, we've committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research, and we need your help. Together, we can become an unstoppable force against this devastating disease. You can help in two ways:

1. Join us in the fight against Alzheimer's by walking with us. Our team is called Bel Aire.

2. Help us reach our goal by making a donation to my fundraising page.

 
We hope to make a contribution in the fight against Alzheimer’s we’d be so grateful if you would join or sponsor our team. Your support of Walk to End Alzheimer’s will help the Alzheimer’s Association to enhance Alzheimer’s care and support and advance critical research for all those affected by this devastating disease. I am walking to make a difference for the future.Please visit our fundraising Web page to sign up or to donate today.