Get ready to Walk to End Alzheimer’s with the Alzheimer’s Association

SALISBURY, Md. — This morning on the desk, 47 ABC’s Erica Murphy was joined on the desk by Leslie Zimmerman, who was here from the Alzheimer’s Association Salisbury office of the Greater Maryland Chapter.

Zimmerman stopped by to discuss an upcoming event for a great cause. Her chapter is putting on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. 

Zimmerman, who is the coordinator for the event tells us the event is Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the MAC Center, Wicomico Senior Services Center, which is here in Salisbury.

Zimmerman started by explaining to viewers what Alzheimer’s disease actually is. She says “its a fatal, progressive disease that affects people’s ability to carry-out activities of daily living.” She also states that Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., with one in ten people over the age of 65 having the diagnosis. There’s currently no cure for the disease.

Zimmerman is so hopeful and proactive with the Alzheimer’s Association because she lost her father to the disease just last year after what she says was “a very long goodbye.” She says she then volunteered with the Alzheimer’s Association and it helped her a lot with her healing process, simply turning her tragedy into triumph.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a wonderful, annual event that allows the community to rally around those who have been affected by this disease. Zimmerman says about 800 friends and families from the community will come out and join the association for the walk.

Zimmerman says the walk, “raises much needed awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care support and research.”

If you have interest in this event or want to learn more about Alzheimer’s, Zimmerman says you can call 800-272-3900. The event is located at The MAC Center at 909 Progress Circle, in Salisbury. Get ready to walk, November 2nd at 9 a.m. You don’t want to miss out on this walk for a cause.

Also, Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness is represented by the color purple, so expect to see and wear a bunch of it.

You can also find more information at their website at alz.org/maryland/walk.

 

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