Walk to End Alzheimer's®

Why We Walk

"Sunrise Senior Living is proud to support Walk to End Alzheimer's® as a Gold National Team. For more than 35 years, Sunrise team members have been devoted to providing holistic, person-centered care and resources for seniors and families affected by Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. We understand the challenges caregivers face and support a shared commitment to helping their loved ones live with dignity and purpose. Sunrise is honored to continue its support of the Alzheimer's Association in their efforts to raise awareness and fund research for a cure. Thank you for joining our Walk team. We sincerely appreciate your support and donations that play an important role in improving the lives of people living with Alzheimer's, their families and caregivers." —Chris Winkle, CEO Sunrise Senior Living

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Join Sunrise in the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to support research for Alzheimer's: the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Every dollar donated directly benefits the Alzheimer’s Association whose mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease.

As one of the largest providers of memory care in the U.S., Sunrise’s team members, residents and their families walk to support the estimated 5.4 million Americans currently living with Alzheimer’s and the more than 15.9 million caregivers who diligently serve them. In order to understand the urgency to find a cure, consider these facts*:

  • Every 66 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 $236 billion, annually; by 2050, this number is expected to rise to $1.2 trillion. 
  • There are more than 15.9 million caregivers of people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

This year, Sunrise Senior Living is proud to be a 2016 Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's® Gold 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. Many of our team members at Sunrise have personally dealt with the uncertainty that an Alzheimer’s diagnosis can bring. View this video that highlights our personal ties to the cause:

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.

Will you join the Walk with Sunrise? Click to Join a Sunrise Team & Donate Now!

*According to the Alzheimer’s Association