Alzheimer’s Association walk to end Alzheimer’s raising awareness

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More than 455 Residents in Duluth set off from the DECC in support of the Alzheimer’s Association walk to end Alzheimer’s. The walk in Duluth is just one of over 600 events happening to help provide support, care and research of the disease.

Tami Siebert, the Northern Regional Alzheimer’s Walk Manager, said this is the largest fundraising event the Alzheimer’s Association does. “$200,000 is our goal this year it’s the highest goal that we’ve had and we do want to reach it,” Siebert said. “We’re excited. We hope that people will continue to donate just a little bit more. It makes a difference. Even $10 makes a big difference.”

Siebert said the Alzheimer’s Association is grateful for the amount of support and donations given leading up to the walk. “Sadly, we know there’s 99,000 Minnesotans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and 120,000 Wisconsinites,” Siebert said. “There’s at least 163,000 unpaid caregivers. That’s a lot of people balancing, raising their families, working and caring for their loved ones who may be affected by this.”

Siebert also said if you missed the chance to help out with the walk to end Alzheimer’s you can participate next week. However, the next walk is in Chisolm at the Minnesota Discovery Center, you can find out more information here. Although for other stories with the Alzheimer’s Association you can read more here.