Walk to End Alzheimer's®
Sign up today to walk with your local Sunrise team in support of memory care or make a donation to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2014 Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for memory care and support and research for Alzheimer's. Every dollar donated directly benefits the Alzheimer’s Association whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's.
One of the largest providers of memory care in the U.S., Sunrise walks to support the estimated 5.4 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s and the nearly 11 million caregivers who diligently serve them. In order to understand the urgency to find a cure, consider these facts*:
- Every 68 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer’s; in 2050, an American will develop Alzheimer’s every 33 seconds.
- Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., but the only one out of the top ten causes of death that is still without a cure.
- Alzheimer’s costs the nation approximately $203 billion, annually; by 2050, this number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion.
- There are more than 15 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
This year, Sunrise Senior Living is proud to be a 2014 Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's® Platinum National Team. Serving as a National Team expresses our organization’s commitment to serve our communities through memory care programs and is a clear demonstration of Sunrise’s desire to confront what is a devastating, fatal disease.
You can be part of this effort to end Alzheimer’s by joining a Sunrise community near you as a participant in and fundraiser for a local Walk! At Sunrise, we work each day to provide excellent memory care and services for residents with memory loss and the Walk also gives us the opportunity to support research that focuses on finding a cure.
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*According to the Alzheimer’s Association