About every 70 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s disease. That rate is expected to rise to one person every 33 seconds by the middle of this century, experts say.
Which is why the Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents to join its annual “Memory Walk” this Sunday at 9 a.m. at White Plains High School to raise research money and awareness.
“There has never been a greater need for the people of Westchester County to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Memory Walk,” said Michele Muir, spokeswoman for the Alzheimer’s Association, Hudson Valley/Rockland/Westchester, NY Chapter.
As many as 5.3 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and more than 22,000 live in Westchester.
In addition to the walk, the event, which is sponsored by Genworth Financial, will include food, music, entertainment and raffles.
For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association Web site HERE or call 914-253-6860.