Local Resident Joins the Alzheimer’s Association for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Angie Baker of Seekonk will participate in the Alzheimer’s Association South Shore Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 14 at Nelson Memorial Park in Plymouth. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Baker joined the Walk to honor the memory of her grandmother, who she lost to Alzheimer’s in April. She remembers her grandmother as living an active life, with a vibrant personality and a tremendous love for her family, “when she died I felt like I lost her for a second time. Once to Alzheimer’s and then forever.”
“My cousins and I decided we wanted to do something to remember my grandmother as well as raise money to help find a cure for this awful disease,” said Baker “No one should have to lose their loved ones twice, once is hard enough.”
“We are grateful to our Walk participants, they are raising the level of awareness in the community and their fundraising dollars fuel our mission,” shared Ryan Vigue, Director of Development at the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter. “People of all ages and abilities that join the Walk find it to be an inspiring and empowering experience. Together, we are working towards our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.”
For information, to volunteer or participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, call 800.272.3900 or visit www.alzwalkMANH.org.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.