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Jul

Williamson County invited to attend Nashville Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff

 

The Alzheimer’s Association Tennessee Chapter is inviting Williamson County residents to the 2018 Nashville Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff on Tuesday, July 24 at the Adventure Science Center.

Alzheimer’s is the third leading cause of death in Williamson County, with 114 individuals in the county losing their lives to Alzheimer’s in 2016. As a state, Tennessee ranks 7th in the nation in Alzheimer’s deaths with 120,000 Tennesseans struggling with the disease. An estimated 5.5 million people aged 65 and over have Alzheimer’s disease and another 200,000 people under age 65 have younger-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

The Nashville Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff is from 6 -7:30 p.m. Guests will receive local resources about care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. They can also learn more about how to join and fund-raise for the upcoming Walk. To RSVP, contact Emily Hinton at 800-272-3900 or at eehinton@alz.org.

 

Alzheimer’s Association®

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.

 

 

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