Aging Well: sign up now for Walk to End Alzheimer's
HONOLULU - You can sign up now to join the world's largest fundraiser to fight Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association of Hawaii is holding four walks across the island chain, starting in August.
Thousands of people across the islands are expected to sign up for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.
LJ Duenas, executive director of the Alzheimer's Association– Aloha Chapter, explains, "Funds raised support our programs statewide. We support Hawaii on all islands, and also research."
The programs include counseling for people affected by the disease. "We do care consultations, with an individual caregiver or a family who is caring for someone with Alzheimer's. We have support groups," he shares.
The Alzheimer's Association also offers community programs to raise awareness for the disease. "In Hawaii there's about 100,000 people who are affected; 29,000 who have the disease, and another 65,000 who are their caregivers," Duenas details.
Last year, the walks raised $300,000. Every dollar helps them get closer to their goal of ridding the world of Alzheimer's disease.
The walks are on Kauai on August 17, Hilo on September 21, Maui on October 26, and Oahu on November 9. SIgn up at https://act.alz.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=walk_homepage.