Charlotte Ranked No.19 of Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Top 30 Walks
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Feb. 3, 2020 – The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter announced that its 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® - Charlotte has been ranked No. 19 in the nation out of the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2019 Top 30 Walks.
The Charlotte Walk earned a spot among this ranking for the first time in 2016 and has held the No. 23 spot in 2017 and 2018. Participants in the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Charlotte raised a record-breaking $744,328 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Rankings are earned by overall event revenue, and include walks from over 600 communities nationwide.
“Congratulations to all involved in our Charlotte Walk for their hard work and support in making this a nationally ranked event,” said Katherine L. Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “We appreciate our Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the greater Charlotte community for going above and beyond to make this event a huge success and to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”
The Alzheimer’s Association will be hosting its 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® - Charlotte on Saturday, Oct. 17 at BB&T Ballpark. Registration is already open. Participants and teams can register by visiting, https://act.alz.org/charlotte or calling 800-272-3900.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:
The Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter hosts thirteen walks across central and western North Carolina during the months of September through November. 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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.
About the 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.
About the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter:
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 49 central and western North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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Christine John-Fuller, Alzheimer's Association - Western Carolina Chapter
980-498-7737 (office)/704-604-9639 (cell)