LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter Press Release
The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Lufkin residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Lufkin Middle School will be the site of the event on October 1. Registration begins at 8 a.m. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer's is more than a walk. It is an experience for 400 participants in Lufkin who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer's research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services.
Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer's disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today's estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer's. Start or join a team today at alztex.org/walk
"There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Lufkin to join in the fight against Alzheimer's disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer's," said Mandy Humes, an Alzheimer's Association East Texas Outreach Coordinator. "Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 340,000 residents of Texas living with Alzheimer's, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research."
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter serves 37 counties in southeast Texas. 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.