Recently, Reliable Caregivers’ employees joined almost 3,600 others at Fort Mason in San Francisco to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Money raised through the event helps fund the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association — a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association 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. This walk is the world’s largest event dedicated to ending Alzheimer’s.
Every year, thousands of participants come together in more than 600 cities across the country to partake in their local walk. As of this post, the San Francisco-based event has raised more than $1 million towards the organization’s mission. According to their website, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s “unites the entire community – more than 450,000 participants that include family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more – in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease.”
Linda Leary, owner and founder of Reliable Caregivers, says, “It is an honor for our company to join together with community members and participate in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. We are walking for our clients, their loved ones, and our own loved ones who experience the effects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia every day.”
The Walk included a Remembrance Area where participants were encouraged to leave photos and mementos honoring loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s. While the event has concluded, the Alzheimer’s Association will continue to accept donations toward the walk through the end of the year. To donate money, or learn more, click here.
Reliable Caregivers is proud to both sponsor this event and participate in the walk, alongside thousands of San Francisco Bay Area community members. Our in-home care services provide dignity and personalized care to clients with a wide range of aging and mobility concerns. We have Care Managers and caregivers who have extensive training and experience providing care to clients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia. Call 415-436-0100 24 hours a day for a confidential discussion about you or your loved one’s caregiving needs.