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Michigan City walkers raise more than $33,000 to end Alzheimer’s

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News, Health & Wellness

Published on October 21, 2020 with No Comments

Alzheimer’s Walk participants pose beside the You Are Beautiful sign in Michigan City. The benefit walk raised more than $33,000.

More than 160 area residents participated in this year’s Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 10. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across the Michigan City area, raising $33,742.

“Between the economic situation and the fact that so many families are stretched thin as a result of the pandemic, we recognize that this is a difficult year for fundraising,” said Natalie Sutton, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. “That’s why we’re so proud of the fact that local sponsors, teams and individuals continued to step up even in the face of that adversity. It shows how invested Michigan City residents are in our mission, and we are grateful to each and every one of them.”\

The money raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s funds local education programs and caregiver support groups, as well as the 24/7 Helpline, which is staffed by licensed social workers who provide around-the-clock support to those who need it. It also funds research into new ways of treating and preventing Alzheimer’s and dementia.

“It isn’t too late to make a difference in the lives of those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia,” said Eric Stojic, manager, Michigan City Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “Fundraising will continue through the end of the year, and every dollar really does count. Just $25 funds a Helpline call, so if five people donate just $5 each, that is enough to help a family in crisis.”

Donations may be made by visiting act.alz.org/MichiganCity and clicking the “donate” button.

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