Take a Step -or 4,000- to End Alzheimer’s

Boulder, it’s time to get physical for a cause.

With millions of lives affected by Alzheimer’s disease nationwide, you can help put an end to this disease. And you can choose your activity to suit your passion while raising money for Alzheimer’s.

You can walk with a crowd of like-minded supporters at CU-Boulder on August 13.

Or you can do whatever you love – be it hike, dance, bake, knit, kayak, climb, bowl – on June 20 during The Longest Day.

Taking action to end this growing epidemic is critical. But it’s also fun and easy when you get involved with these upcoming special events sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association and the Colorado Chapter.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Image 281More than 1,000 people are expected for the two-mile Boulder Walk to End Alzheimer’s that winds through the scenic CU-Boulder campus on Aug. 13. Statewide, eleven walks are scheduled for Aug. and Sept. In each event, walkers are taking a personal stand to help more than 67,000 people living with Alzheimer’s in Colorado and the 239,000 volunteer caregivers. Funds raised go to support education, counseling, and the 24-hour Helpline offered at no charge to families across the state, and to fund research to find a cure.

For more information and to register, click here.

When

Saturday, August 13

Registration at 8 a.m.
Ceremony at 9 a.m.
Walk at 9:15 a.m.

Location:
University of Colorado, Boulder, Business Field – 1050 IMG_2329Regent Dr.

TheLongestDay

The Longest Day

On June 20, Jason is hiking from sunrise to sunset to end Alzheimer’s.

Nicole is dancing, Diana is baking.

Ascending TeamWhat will you do to fight Alzheimer’s on June 20?

Held annually on the summer solstice, this team event raises funds and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association®. Teams or individuals do an activity they love all day long to fundraise and honor 11227862_853418521401263_7658585813036686400_nsomeone facing the disease. The duration of the event symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with the disease and their caregivers. For more information and to register, click here.

Register by June 2 to receive your kit of support materials in time for this year’s Longest Day.

The Boulder Source is pleased to honor the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as our Featured Friend for May, which is Older Americans Month. 

For support, resources or questions about symptoms, call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.

Read our previous post, Leading the Charge for Hope and The Fight Against Alzheimer’s

Learn about the signs and symptoms visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.

Find out more about the work of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Get more information about programs and resources available through the Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

To  join the cause by donating, click here.

Images courtesy of the Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter.