LOS ANGELES, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The 6th annual Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles walk4ALZ in the San Fernando Valley is slated for Saturday, June 24, 2017 at Woodley Park (6350 Woodley Avenue, Van Nuys, CA). Families, friends, caregivers and people living with the disease will walk side by side with teams from the community, businesses and assisted living facilities to raise awareness, as well as much-needed funds to help improve the lives of people with dementia and to support valuable research. Emmy Award winning news reporter Elex Michaelson of ABC7 Eyewitness News will emcee.
walk4ALZ will include a two-mile route, food, awards and a family festival. Walkers who raise $50 receive a commemorative T-shirt, and there will be prizes for top fundraising teams and individuals. 100% of all money raised stays in the Greater Los Angeles area, with 20% of proceeds earmarked for local research.
Onsite registration opens at 7 a.m., opening ceremony, 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. To register, start a team, donate, sponsor, or volunteer, contact Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles at alzgla.org/walk or phone 844.HELP.ALZ.
Funds raised at walk4ALZ provide much needed care and support for people touched by the disease throughout Greater Los Angeles County and the Inland Empire, enable efforts to educate the public about Alzheimer's as a growing public health threat, and fund local research. In California, more than half a million people have Alzheimer's. Experts estimate that someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer's every 67 seconds. By mid-century someone will develop Alzheimer's every 33 seconds.
Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles is the only local full-service, dementia-focused, nonprofit with 36 years of experience, 5 locations, and 57 staff serving Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. ALZGLA provides programs and services free of charge to individuals with Alzheimer's and related dementias, their families, caregivers and the community. 100% of all Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles fundraising stays local, focusing on care, support, advocacy, and research across Greater Los Angeles and the Inland Empire.
For information, call the Helpline 24/7 at 1-844-HELP-ALZ or visit www.alzgla.org.
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SOURCE Alzheimer's Greater Los Angeles