Alzheimer’s Association continues to spread awareness

A virtual walk for alzhelmer's spreads awareness through social media.

Alzheimer's Association South Texas

VICTORIA, Texas — Scientists are continuing to study the cause of alzheimer’s and dementia. Since the ’80’s, the Alzheimer’s Association has been trying to spread awareness and fundraise money for research.

During the past twelve years, they held an annual fundraising event called The Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2019, they were able to spread more awareness, as three hundred people attended and participated in the walk.

The pandemic has forced this walk to go virtual, yet people were still able to drive by their event at Victoria College, in order to show their support.

Lisa Ayre, Vice President of Development, shared the organization’s fundraising goal. Even though they will not be able to raise as much money as previous years, the organization still has until the end of the year to meet the $20,000 goal.

So we’ve adjusted our goal this year to raise $20,000. We think if we can get $20,000, we’ll still be in a very good place to continue all of our services and our programming. Right now, we are about 65-75 percent of the way there. So we are going to keep fundraising until the end of December,” she said.

Other organization chapters in Texas held virtual walks, shared their experience, and connected through social media.

If you would like to help them reach this year’s goal, go to the following link: https://www.alz.org/sanantonio

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