Thank you for supporting the HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer's on May 17, 2015
The You are our hero! The weather on Sunday was amazing. The turnout was powerful – more than a thousand people came together to remember or honor someone they love who has battled Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. What a wonderful show of solidarity!
Because you walked or donated, you have helped thousands across the region access essential care, support and resources.
We've been asked how much money was raised. To date nearly $138,000 has come in AND your teams continue to donate this week, so it's still growing. Check back soon to see the grand total! Go to HopeHealthCo.org/Walk.
It's not too late to make a difference! Donations are still being accepted. You can click the DONATE button now to support your favorite team or walker, mail checks to HopeHealth, 765 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA 02601 or contact (508) 957-0254.
The HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer's has been a tradition for 23 years. It is the principal fundraiser for Hope Dementia & Alzheimer's Services. Thanks to the compassionate support of donors like you, Hope Dementia & Alzheimer's Services is able to provide an array of programs and services to meet the needs of the community we serve. Programs include:
• A telephone helpline
• CARES – educational support groups
• Respite grants
• Memory screenings
• Care management plans and family consultations
• Dementia certification for professionals
• Professional conferences on the latest dementia research
• Programs for family caregivers, community members and agencies
Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the fifth leading cause of death for those 65 and older. One in nine people age 65 and older has Alzheimer’s disease. Nearly one in three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia. There are more than 325,000 unpaid caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts.
About the Walk
The three-mile HopeHealth Walk for Alzheimer’s began at Buzzards Bay Park at the Cape Cod Canal. Registration was at 9:00 a.m., the Walk started at 10:00 a.m.
When you walk, you help thousands in our region receive essential care and support services. The Walk for Alzheimer’s took place on May 17, 2015.