FAIRBURY – Area residents will have a chance to support the Alzheimer’s Association with a Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 13. The walk will be held at the FairburyCityPark, with registration beginning at 1:30 p.m. The walk will begin at 2 p.m.
An estimated 386 residents of Jefferson County and 44,000 residents of the state of Nebraska suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit volunteer health organization dedicated to accelerating the progress in prevention, cure and living with Alzheimer’s Disease. The funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s are used to provide and enhance programs to help families across the country; advance research studies into methods of treatment, prevention and ultimately a cure; and speak up for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer’s through our public policy initiatives.
Each participant who raises $50 dollars or more in contributions for the Fairbury Walk will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt. Many local businesses and individuals have helped to sponsor the t-shirts by making donations.
For more information on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, call Lana Likens at Jefferson Community Health Center at (402) 729-6855.