Providence College wrote -
Alzheimer's disease touches more than 5 million Americans. According to the Alzheimer's Association, the number of Americans living with Alzheimer's is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. Our future is at risk unless we find a way to change the course of the disease. You can make a difference.
This November 16th, Providence College will host it's second annual Alzheimer's memory walk. Our Walk to Remember will raise awareness about the need for early identification of persons with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias and will also raise much needed funds for advanced research. All proceeds from the walk will benefit the Alzheimer's Association, Rhode Island Chapter.
This walk began last year in honor of Richard La France, father of PC Alumni, Michelle La France, who was diagnosed with Dementia 3 years ago. It is a disease that touches many. Join the cause and help make a difference in the lives of those dealing with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Rhode Island Chapter helps support the 25,000 Rhode Islanders with Alzheimer’s disease, providing counseling, referral services, training classes, support groups and a Helpline for people with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers, and healthcare professionals. By donating and participating in Providence College’s Walk to Remember, “you will help to enhance the care and support” provided by the Rhode Island Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations will support research into prevention, treatments, and a cure for Alzheimer’s.
The walk takes place on November 16, 2014 at the Treacy track at Providence College. Registration begins at 11:30am with the walk beginning at noon.