Thanks, in part, to Kalamazoo efforts, the Walk To End Alzheimer's raised almost a million dollars to fight the dementia epidemic.

Photo: Temperance McKinley
Photo: Temperance McKinley

On Sunday, September 18, 2016 the Kalamazoo Walk To End Alzheimer's took place at Homer Stryker Field. Kalamazoo Country's Bobby Guy was on hand as 450 participants generously raised $71,000, surpassing their goal by more than $5,000!

Twelve national walks raised $918,000+ and the 2017 goal will be $1,000,000.

How is that money used in Kalamazoo?

  1. In 2015 more than 95,000 people were served through 24/7 helpline calls, visits to care and support centers on and online education programs.
  2. In-person support groups, care consultations and education reached 3,000+ in Southwest Michigan.
  3. Regional research night events hosted over 400 people.

If you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, you know how devastating this disease can be, not only on the individual but the entire family. Thank you for your efforts and we hope to see you at the 2017 event on September 10.

Bonus Photo Gallery: 2016 Walk To End Alzheimer's

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