Things to do in Perry GA: 2011 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Did you know that Alzheimer’s is the #1 type of Dementia and that over 5 million Americans have this disease?  While no cure currently exists, strides are being made to learn more about this dehabiliting disease so a cure can be found.

Please come out and support the Central Georgia regional office of the Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter, as they sponsor a regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday Nov 5th, 2011.  Walk with friends and family or go big and bring a team of folks from your workcenter or community…whatever you do come out and support this very worthy event and cause!

The event will be held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and AgriCenter in Perry Georgia.  There are both a 5k walk and a 3/4 mile trek.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Schedule of Events

  • 9:00am – Check-in, enjoy a Purple Pancake Breakfast, and jam to the sounds of Big Mike and the Booty Papas
  • 10:00am – Opening Ceremony
  • 10:20am – Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • 11:15am – Closing Ceremony, Promise Garden Stroll, and Hotdog Lunch

Visit the Promise Flower booth to pick up your free Promise Flower, check out the Banner & Sign Station where you can create your own banners/signs for the walk, take a team photo under the giant balloon arch, and/or visit the Alzheimer’s Information Center, you will be glad you did.

If you would like to make a donation or learn more about this event or the disease in general, please visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Website.  The Central Georgia regional office can be reached by email at karen.kinsler@alz.org or via phone at (478) 746-7050.

All donations made benefit the Alzheimer’s Association which has raised over $347 million since 1989 in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

If you believe there is the possibility you or a loved one has Alzheimer’s, please contact a medical professional for a check-up.  According to the Alzheimers Association the symptoms include a decline in memory and at least one of the following abilities:
  • Ability to generate coherent speech or understand spoken or written language
  • Ability to recognize or identify objects, assuming intact sensory function
  • Ability to execute motor activities, assuming intact motor abilities, sensory function and comprehension of the required task
  • Ability to think abstractly, make sound judgments and plan and carry out complex tasks
  • The decline in cognitive abilities must be severe enough to interfere with daily life

 

 

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