Greeley announces date of Walk to End Alzheimer’s

August 12, 2017 by  

With more than 600 people currently signed up for the Greeley based Walk to End Alzheimer’s, the Alzheimer’s Association has announced that the walk will take place in late September

The walk is one of many organized across Colorado to raise funds for the organization. The Alzheimer’s Association offers support, care, and education, both to those with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

The association’s executive director, Gene Sobczak, said in a press release that sponsors, teams, and walkers were already being actively recruited for the fundraising event. He stated that this event is one of the primary fund sources for the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado. Their funding goal for the Greeley walk is $52,000.

Businesses who sponsor events like fundraising walks often use banners and other printed items to let participants and onlookers know of their participation. Volunteering organizations might also give out promotional products to walkers or other attendees.

The September 30 walk’s route will include 16th Street, 35th Avenue, and Bittersweet Park. Walkers can register at 8:00 am, and the walk itself will begin at 9:30 am. A ceremony will be held at 9:00 am. According to information provided by the association, the rates of Colorado residents living with Alzheimer’s are projected to increase 33% by the year 2025. Volunteer caregivers put in over 200 million unpaid hours in just 2016, caring for over 69,000 residents with Alzheimer’s.