Milwaukee County raises nearly $1 million during Alzheimer's Walk
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee County showed their support on Sunday as more than 3,783 participants turned out to support the 24th annual Walk To End Alzheimer’s at Henry Maier Festival Park in Milwaukee. The Walk has already raised $855,716 which is a record. As donations continue to pour in, organizers expect to raise over $1 million in the next few months. The walk in Milwaukee is the tenth largest in the entire nation.
"None of the victories that we’ve achieved as an organization this year, from providing over 33,000 points of service in Southeastern Wisconsin, to speaking up for the needs and rights of those facing the disease, could have happened without grassroots support for the mission,” said Dave Grams, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Wisconsin chapter. "Thanks to local efforts like this, the Alzheimer’s Association has fought for and won legislative approval that more than doubled funding for Alzheimer’s research at NIH in just the last 24 months.”
Donations can be made online through November 30 at www.alz.org/sewi.
The money raised in Milwaukee County is used to fund research and services including support groups, information and referral services, care consultations and a 24/7 Helpline – 800.272.3900.