HYANNIS, MA (September 18, 2017) – Today, more than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s—a disease that currently cannot be prevented, treated or even cured. United in a movement to reclaim the future for millions, more than 300 people joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Cape Cod Walk to End Alzheimer’s® at Veterans Park Beach in Hyannis on Sunday, September 17.
Along with turning the streets of Hyannis purple—the color of the Alzheimer’s movement—participants learned about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with advocacy opportunities, clinical studies participation and Alzheimer’s Association services. The event also included a ceremony with an emotional tribute to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s.
The Cape Cod Walk to End Alzheimer’s goal was to raise $138,000 for the event. Prior to the Walk, the event had raised over $83,000. The total amount raised for the day of the event is still being calculated, but the Alzheimer’s Association urges participants to continue fundraising. Donations for the Walk will be accepted until October 31. To donate visit: act.alz.org/capewalk.
In Massachusetts alone, more than 120,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org/MANH or call 800.272.3900.