In Oregon, it’s the sixth leading cause of death and affects 65,000 of your relatives, friends, coworkers or neighbors. Five million Americans are impacted. This looming health crisis will cost us $1.1 trillion.
Alzheimer’s disease hits close to home — my father-in-law succumbed in 2002 after a 10-year battle — but it also strikes Oregonians everywhere. With no way to slow Alzheimer’s, a recent study predicts 13.9 million Americans could be impacted by 2060. We must overcome this terrible disease NOW!
To help #ENDALZ, come to Eugene’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Alton Baker Park, 100 Day Island Rd. Register at noon to join or form a team. Or walk virtually like my wife and me, honoring or memorializing someone affected by Alzheimer’s.
All funds raised provide free Alzheimer’s resources — educational programs, support groups, care consultations, the 24/7 Helpline, website and more — in Creswell and throughout Lane and Douglas counties. Your dollars also support research seeking a cure.
To walk or donate, visit the walk website at http://tinyurl.com/18EugeneWalk. For information about Alzheimer’s, visit http://www.alz.org/ or call 800-272-3900.
Let’s fight for a better future for current and future generations — for our children, grandchildren and all we love.
John R. Crosiar
Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease hits close to home