KATY, TX, September 24, 2018 – More than 1000 residents from the Katy / West Houston area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. Participants raised more than $130,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.
“Our Walk participants, volunteers, sponsors, staff and the Katy / West Houston community went above and beyond to make this year’s Walk a huge success,” said Fredy Batres, Outreach Specialist of the Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter. “Congratulations to the top teams for their stellar fundraising efforts. Together, we are showing the more than 140,000 people estimated to be living with Alzheimer’s in Southeast Texas that we care and we will never give up in the fight to end this disease.”
Team “Forget Me Not” was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising over $9,000. Other top fundraising teams include: “Parkway Place” ($7,909) and “Lou’s Crew” ($6,534)
Additional gifts to Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Katy / West Houston can be made through Dec. 31 at act.alz.org/katy
In Texas alone, there are more than 380,000 people living with the disease and 1.4 million caregivers. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
The Katy / West Houston Walk to End Alzheimer’s was the first of 11 Southeast Texas Walks. You can join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor by signing up as a Team Captain, joining a team or registering to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org® or call 800.272.3900.