The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an annual event (the largest of it’s kind in the world) that brings together families, friends, and the entire community to walk to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and raise funds for its care and research. Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States but through this walk, thousands of citizens are aiming to change that. Together, Village Green and it’s current and former residents were represented twice this year-both at the Houston, Texas walk and the Greenville, South Carolina walk. The members of the Village Green team that attended this year’s Woodlands walk on October 4th include: Patti, Sabir and his family, Debbie, Dawn, Terry, and Christina. Sabir’s daughter Tasneem attended the Greenville walk on October 17th with her friend Courtney and put Village Green manager Patti’s dad’s name on her flower in remembrance of his battle with this tragic disease. The walks in Houston and Greenville both took place on a beautiful day and everyone enjoyed it, especially knowing that we were raising money and awareness for a cause that we all believe in. Zenab Sabir had the idea of uniting our efforts by challenging us all to tie our shoelaces in a certain way- as shown in the picture below. We hope that people will tie their shoes this way to bring awareness to Alzheimer’s, similar to the way the Ice Bucket Challenge has brought awareness to and raised millions of dollars for ALS- a disease that affects the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. Overall, the walks were a great experience and we hope that even more people will come out next year to help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s- and get a little exercise in, too!
To see how you can help raise awareness by walking or even donating, check out: http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage