More than 1,300 Rutherford County residents joined forces with the Alzheimer's Association to raise more than $240,000 at the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's.
“For the 20th year in a row, the Rutherford County community rallied around our mission to find the first survivor of Alzheimer's disease,” said Dena Oneal, Walk Manager for the Rutherford County Walk to End Alzheimer's. “We couldn't be more grateful for the support and dedication that helped make this event such a success.”
The walk was held Sept. 21 at the MTSU Dean Hayes Track and Soccer Field. The funds will be used to support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer's Association.
NHC Corporate was the top fundraising team at this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's, raising more than $45,000 for the cause. Other top fundraisers include Traditions of Smyrna, Stones River Mansion, National Health Investors and The Nutty Buddies.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In Tennessee alone, there are more than 120,000 people living with the disease and 439,000 caregivers.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's
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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer's Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimer's Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer's. Together, we can end Alzheimer's.