The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of research related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in the United States. Here in Gainesville, the Central and North Florida Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to not only funding research that will find the cure for the disease but also to providing education, care, and support for all of those in the Gainesville community affected by Alzheimer’s.
Nearly all of the services provided locally by the Alzheimer’s Association are available upon request and are free of charge to members of the community. These programs include education, professional training, safety services, support groups, and individual information, referral, and counseling. In addition, the Association offers assistance in enrolling volunteers in clinical trials. Clinical trials are vital to researchers who are looking into finding treatments and/or a cure for the disease. None of these programs would be possible without the help and support of the members of this community.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an annual event to raise awareness and funds so that the Alzheimer’s Association can continue their work. This year, the Gainesville Walk will be held Oct. 19 at Westside Park. It is a great way to join with friends, family, neighbors, or coworkers to show support for the cause.
For more information about the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s or any of the programs available through the Alzheimer’s Association, please contact David Huckabee, Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, feel free to call the Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at (800) 272-3900. This helpline is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Thank you for your interest and your support.