We are just one of thousands of Walk Teams throughout the country. Here's a message from Harry Johns, CEO, Alzheimer's Association:
Walk to End Alzheimer's, the first Alzheimer's Association signature fundraising event, was recognized last week for its strong growth at the Peer-to-Peer conference in Miami. At this annual conference, the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum reveals the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Thirty, which ranks the 30 largest U.S. P2P campaigns. In the newly released 2017 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Thirty data, Walk to End Alzheimer's moved up to #3 (up from #5 in 2016). In total, the top 30 campaigns raised nearly $1.45 billion in 2017, and Walk to End Alzheimer's raised more than $89M. Walk to End Alzheimer's has steadily ascended the Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Thirty ranking in recent years, moving all the way up from #13 in 2011 (raising $47M).
Thank you to each of you who work on Walk to End Alzheimer's. For volunteering on a committee, serving as a Team Captain, making your personal donations and all the other ways you and so many others drive these results in Walk, thank you! All of your many contributions, which also drive the increasing size of our movement, make such outcomes possible. Even more important, you make our mission possible, helping all the people we help today, on the path to the day when people won't need that help because of our success in the research that you make possible, too.
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