MILWAUKEE COUNTY ANTICIPATED TO RAISE NEARLY $800,000
MILWAUKEE, WI, SEPT. 18, 2022 – More than 2,200 walkers from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Milwaukee County at Henry Maier Festival Park on Sept. 18. The Walk is anticipated to raise nearly $800,000 to fund research and local services in Milwaukee County, including support groups, education, information and referral services, care and support, advocacy efforts and a 24/7 Helpline – 800.272.3900.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s plays a critical role in advancing our mission in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” said David Grams, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter. “We’re grateful for how the local community rallied together to raise awareness and funds to support our mission. We thank everyone for their unrelenting dedication to helping us end Alzheimer’s.”
The Walk was chaired by Gaurie Rodman, Sr. Director of Real Estate Strategy and Development, Aptura, a Direct Supply Company, Rachel Schneider, VP Sustainability & EHS, Molson Coors Beverage Company and Kip Ritchie, Chief Operations Officer, Potawatomi Business Development Corporation.
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 Wisconsin, there are more than 120,000 people living with the disease and 198,000 serving as caregivers. In Milwaukee County alone, more than 14,000 individuals age 65 and older are living with dementia.
Donations can still be made to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s through December 31 at act.alz.org/milwaukee. Mail-in donations should be directed to our regional mail-processing hub:
Attn: WTEA Milwaukee County, WI
7900 W. 78th Street, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55439
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 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.
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.