Walk to End Alzheimer's

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As the final numbers are being counted, this year's Walk To End Alzheimer's in Rhinelander was a large success.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, 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.

Based in Rhinelander, Alzheimer's Association Outreach Specialist Julie St. Pierre says the walk last month proved to be what they wanted...

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The Alzheimer's Association is hosting a former Wisconsin Governor as one keynote speaker at its annual Fall Caregiver Conference next month in Rhinelander.

Outreach Specialist Julie St. Pierre says the conference is designed to enhance caregiving skills and provide an opportunity to improve caregivers support networks....

"...it's a great opportunity for family caregivers to get more information if they are caring for someone with the disease. It's also a great opportunity for professionals to get continuing education on Alzheimer's Disease...."

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One of 18 walks in this region to raise funds to battle Alzheimer's disease happens Saturday in Rhinelander. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S, and the only one in the top 10 causes that can't be cured, prevented or slowed.

Abbe Klein from the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association says the Walk To End Alzheimer's is their largest fundraiser each year...

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There will be lots of purple  this Saturday in Rhinelander.

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.

Outreach specialist Julie St. Pierre in Rhinelander says the main base will be the Rouman Cinema on Lincoln Street. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

She says the walk has grown over the last decade as the public is becoming more aware of how this devastating disease will affect people you know...

Rhinelander to Host Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's

Sep 17, 2015
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  The Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Wisconsin Chapter is hosting its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event this weekend in Rhinelander. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation, and Director Kathy Davies says while raising awareness is important, raising funds for the future of those affected is just as crucial.

 “…it is to bring rising awareness to the rising number of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, but also to raise important funds to continue research efforts and also the cure and supports services available.”