As the captain of OneFamily and event chair, myself and my family have been touched by losing multiple loved ones to this disease. We continue the fight for those with the disease, for the first survivor, and to honor those we lost, including my aunt Dolores Shappert in 2019, my father Henry, my aunt Josephine Cummings, uncle Bill Cummings, and immediate family Barbara Satala, Marge Noettl, Betty Schaeffer, Hugh/Maureen N., Bettye McMillan S.
Currently, Alzheimer's is 6th leading cause of death (4th in TN) and the only one in the top 10 in America that can't be prevented, cured, or even slowed. But what if one day it could be cured? By participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's(R) -- the world's largest annual fundraiser to fight the disease -- you can help make that beautiful day happen and change the course of these trends related to Alzheimer's. Over prior year numbers, trends continue to increase and therefore your help is even more critical:
- In this country alone, someone develops Alzheimer's every 65 seconds and currently more than 5 million Americans are living with the disease
- In 2020, Alzheimer's will cost the United States over $305 billion. This number is expected to rise to over $1.1 trillion by 2050
- Over 16 million American caregivers provided and will provide an estimated 18.6 billion hours of unpaid care in 2020 valued at $244 billion
Please consider donating to our team today and helping the Alzheimer's Association efforts through the Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising.
If you are interested in creating your own team, or joining the planning committee, please contact me directly (Joe Fischer, email@example.com; 312-961-5116).
Together, we will end Alzheimer's disease!
Thank you for helping us advance Alzheimer's support, care and research!
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