Posted November 25, 2009

November is still National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month so I thought I would share with you some information about where the money raised from Memory Walk goes and how it helps in the community.  I also want to take this opportunity to re-thank everyone who donated to our Memory Walk team this year and every year past.

There is still time to donate before the year is over, so if you would like to you can click here to go to our fund-raising page.  Remember your donation is tax deductible!

Where does the money go? The funds raised through Memory Walk go toward the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Here are a few specific examples of what your donations can do:

$10 enables the Alzheimer’s Association to provide a 15 minute information and referral call.

****24/7 hot-line # is 800.272.3900*****

$200 enables the Alzheimer’s Association to provide a care consultant overnight to assist a caregiver in distress.

$250 enables the Alzheimer’s Association to distribute language and culturally appropriate materials to a community audience.

S1,000 sponsors an Early-Stage Advisor to speak at a national or local conference so they can share their experiences with the disease and coping strategies they have adopted.

$1,500 enables the Alzheimer’s Association to translate the Brain Tour – a Web site that takes visitors inside the brain to view the effects of Alzheimer’s –  into another language.

 

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