Veterans of Foreign Wars Encourages Community to Walk for a Cause
Mark your calendars and sign up now for the Sept. 8 Walk to End Alzheimer's Walk.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 6018 is rallying members of the community to join them by supporting and participating in Fayetteville’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year will be the second year Fayetteville will host the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and the second year VFW Post 6018 will participate.
Fayetteville’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s aims to unite the Fayetteville and Fort Bragg communities in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
“We encourage anyone who wants to donate money or walk with us to join,” said Person.
“This is a new venture for us and we are trying to get more people to participate,” said VFW Post 6018 Commander, Thomas Person Sr. “It’s a disease that affects so many.”
Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. More than 5.3 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's, and nearly 11 million more serve as caregivers.
Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer's, previously titled Memory Walk, has raised more than $300 million to help those battling Alzheimer's disease. VFW Post 6018 is fundraising to contribute.
“We want to raise money to support the cause and increase awareness in the community,” said Person.
September 8, 2012
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