Manatee County came out in droves Saturday morning at G.T. Bray park to stand up to Alzheimer’s disease, a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s helped raise critically needed funds for care, support and research of the disease. It also provided participants an opportunity to learn about the disease and how to get involved, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services.
“Funds raised will help us offer support and services to the 12,000 persons in Manatee County living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically needed research,” said Gloria J. T. Smith, President and CEO, Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.