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L.A. Residents Help Walk to End Alzheimer’s Raise $1.71 Million
By Sentinel News Service
Published November 24, 2022

More than 5,000 people participated in the walk at the L.A. Zoo. (Courtesy photo)

Nearly 5,400 residents from across seven Southern California counties joined together from October 1, through November 5, each participating in one of 13 Alzheimer’s Association Walks to End Alzheimer’s California series events in their local communities.   

Los Angeles entrants – 1,559 strong – participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Los Angeles Zoo in Los Angeles on November 5, and together raised more than $400,000 to ensure no one has to face Alzheimer’s or any dementia alone.  

Monies raised at the walks provide 24/7, year-round care and support through the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900).  The chapter holds support groups in-person, online or via telephone; social engagement and educational opportunities; and community forums throughout the year.  The Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, and California Southland Chapter volunteers meet with legislators at every level of government to advocate for people living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. 

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In Los Angeles, Walk to End Alzheimer’s sponsors, volunteers and supporters demonstrated a collective dedication to end Alzehimer’s and all other dementia, and to support those facing a dementia diagnosis along the way. 

“The Association is committed to ensuring support is available for those facing a dementia diagnosis here in Los Angeles while also working toward a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.” Said Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Executive Director Meg Barron.  

“Those who walked with us as well as those who continue to volunteer and sponsor these events help families across this community, every day, as well as those who may face an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in the future. Thank you.” 

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Long Beach was the last in the series. For more information on the care and support, research, and advocacy programs made possible by walkers, visit alz.org/socal. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s or to donate to the 2022 walks, visit alz.org/walk.   

The Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Chapter serves Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties. 

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