Nearly $173,000 Raised During Walk to End Alzheimer's in Sarasota

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SRQ DAILY WEDNESDAY PHILANTHROPY EDITION WEDNESDAY NOV 20, 2019

More than 1,070 residents from Sarasota/Manatee joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at Nathan Benderson Park in Sarasota/Manatee. Participants raised more than $172,755 to support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association, leaving them 60% shy of their goal of $436,000. Fundraising will continue through December 31, 2019. “Alzheimer’s is destroying our families, our finances and our future,” says Ryan Smith, Alzheimer’s Association Development Manager. “It’s time to end it. Saturday was a beautiful day filled with support, strength and passion to end this disease. We thank the Sarasota/Manatee community for participating in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Sarasota/Manatee and we hope to see everyone, and more, next year!” Two-time CMA Award nominee, Lulu from 92.1 CTQ welcomed Walk participants and served as emcee for the morning’s festivities. Edward Jones Financial Advisor Laura Lynch was also in attendance and a part of the opening ceremony. The moving ceremony also featured several local families affected by Alzheimer’s disease, such as Ed Patterson who held the blue flower, signifying his current battle against the disease. 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. Visit www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.


 

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