Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Betts Raises Over $17,000

September 28, 2022

WARREN, Pa. –Dozens of Warren area residents participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday at Betts Park. Participants raised more than $17,000 to support the care, support, and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Peace of Mind was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more than $2,900. Sherry Schwab, Team Captain, started the team to honor all those living with Alzheimer’s disease.

“Dozens of people joined us at Betts Park on Saturday to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research,” said Amy Ritzel, walk manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. “We are so grateful for the community support, as well as our committee, volunteers, and sponsors, who helped make this year’s event a success. Together, we are making a difference and will continue to fight for a cure.”

Fundraising for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s continues through December 31, 2022. Visit act.alz.org/warren2022 to support a team and the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association.

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 280,000 people living with the disease and 500,000 caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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