Athens residents participated in this year’s Athens Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s rejoined in person this year, with the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remaining top priorities. Participants raised more than $125,000 to support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.
University of Georgia Sigma Kappa Sorority was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more than $56,000. They are currently the top fundraising team in Georgia and listed as one of the top 25 teams in the country for fundraising.
“Sigma Kappa has supported the Alzheimer’s Association for 38 years”, added Scott. “The overwhelming majority of the members of UGA Sigma Kappa have a personal connection to Alzheimer’s. They are a passionate and dedicated group of volunteers that continue to be a vital part of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Athens”.
“We are happy to have the opportunity to be a part of this event”, added Maddie Jordan, Vice President of Philanthropy, Sigma Kappa, UGA. “So many of us have seen first-hand the devastation this disease causes and we look forward to the day we can all celebrate the first survivor”, added Jordan.
The Athens Walk to End Alzheimer’s will continue to raise funds for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s by December 31. To donate or start a team, visit georgiawalk.org.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Georgia alone, there are more than 150,000 people living with the disease and 334,000 caregivers.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sis 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 Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.