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Team Side by Side named top fundraising team at Walk to End Alzheimer’s

More than 300 residents from Bainbridge and surrounding areas joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Square in downtown Bainbridge. Participants raised more than $73,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

“We are so fortunate to have partnered with Bainbridge to help us in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease”, added Lindsey Richard, director, Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Bainbridge. “This is the first ever walk here in Bainbridge and we raised an incredible amount of funds to help the cause. We know that with everyone’s help, we will find that first survivor of Alzheimer’s disease”, added Richard.

Team Side by Side was the top fundraising team at this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, raising more than $6,000. 

“Team Side by Side was thrilled to be a part of Bainbridge’s first walk which was a tremendous success”, added Ann Brannen, Team Captain, Team Side by Side.  John Simmons, my father, passed away last year from Alzheimer’s disease. Our team participated to honor Daddy and to honor other team member’s family member who have suffered as well. Through the Alzheimer’s Association and by walking side by side, we bring support, funding and care to those around us”, added Brannen.

In Georgia alone, there are more than 140,000 people living with the disease and 519,000 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 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Donations will be accepted until December 15, 2017 for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s –  Bainbridge at georgiawalk.org or call 800-272-3900.

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 nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.