June was Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s of fatal disease that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. People around the world were asked to take the Purple Pledge and use their brains to fight Alzheimer’s disease. If you weren’t aware, purple is the signature color. Have you participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held here at the Ranch? The 5th annual walk will be held November 21. Please form a team or join a team; it is a fun event that does so much good! The walk begins in front of the baseball bleachers at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 21. Be there by 8:30 a.m. to sign in, receive your ticket for the prize drawing following the walk, pick up your flower spinner, T-shirt if you have collected $100 or more, water and a snack. The flower spinners will be put in a grass area to spin away while you walk and you take it home with you to spin in your yard! Last year we collected over $6,000. Let’s see how much we can increase the $$$$ November 21. The walk is three miles—Robson Boulevard, Harris Hawk, Anastasi and back to the baseball field walking through the town homes.
The Mission of the Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Assoc. 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. The vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. The purpose is to empower and support individuals, families, care partners and communities affected by dementia in Arizona and southern Nevada.
Please do your part to erase the threat that could affect you or a family member’s health! For additional information please call or email Terry Price at 360-961-4277 or [email protected]