Memory Walks raise $680K for Alzheimer’s research

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Elizabethtown was among 11 cities whose combined efforts raised $680,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana this fall.

Eleven cities — including Ashland, Bowling Green, Evansville, Elizabethtown, Greenville, Lexington, London, Louisville, Paducah, Pikeville and Tell City — hosted Memory Walks to raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s in Kentucky and Indiana.

“While funds raised this year totaled 5 percent less than last year, we saw far more participants and local community involvement,” said Teri Shirk, president and CEO of the Greater Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter. “We wish to thank everyone who participated in the walks and made a contribution. Alzheimer’s is a growing concern in our community and we want to maintain our level of service. As the Alzheimer’s Association is dependent on the support of our community, we ask individuals, families and corporations to keep us in mind when planning end of the year giving.”  

Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, Memory Walks call volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

Champions include those living with the disease and families, caregivers and corporate and community leaders who gather together a team to join in the walk and raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.

Americans who have participated in Memory Walks have raised more than $265 million to date.