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Volunteers needed for Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2018 planning committee

Local volunteers create the annual fundraising event for research
Feb 13, 2018

BURLINGTON — The Alzheimer’s Association invites Southeast Iowa residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by volunteering to help organize and plan this year’s Walk event at their Volunteer Kickoff Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Burlington Public Library, Meeting Room A from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Individuals who are passionate about ending Alzheimer’s and dementia and want to make a difference in the community are invited to join other community members to form the 2018 Walk Committee. The committee is comprised of all volunteers with various backgrounds and areas of business in the Southeast Iowa area.

The Walk will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Port of Burlington. Those interested in learning more about the committee or getting involved with the Walk are encouraged to attend the volunteer event. Attendees will enjoy refreshments and learn how they can use their skills and passion in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia this year.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. In Iowa alone, there are more than 64,000 people living with the disease and 135,000 caregivers. Volunteering for the Walk is one way to make a difference and give back to the community.

To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s or volunteering, visit, contact or call 800.272.3900. Silver cord hours are available for students.

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