Seattle, WA – August 10, 2011- The Western & Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association announced the date of their second annual Ales for Alzheimer’s event, set to take place on Saturday, October 8, 2011 in the Fremont neighborhood. Due to the overwhelming success of their first Ales for Alzheimer’s event in March, the organization will now hold two pub crawls per year in different neighborhoods throughout the greater Seattle area. All proceeds directly support the Association’s free programs and services, including a 24-hour helpline, care consultation services, educational training for caregivers, and plentiful support groups throughout Western and Central Washington.
The cost to participate in this fundraiser is $40, which covers event registration, 10-8 oz. beers and an Ales for Alzheimer’s t-shirt.
Participating Fremont Bars:
Ales for Alzheimer’s seeks to engage a demographic that has not historically been involved in supporting the Alzheimer’s Association on the local level. “Despite public perception of Alzheimer’s as a disease that only affects an older generation, the prevalence of this disease is continuing to increase – especially as the baby boomers enter late adulthood,” said Nick Newcombe, Development Director. “Having a family member with Alzheimer’s disease is an experience that touches the entire family. We are looking forward to raising awareness of and mobilizing a younger demographic in the fight against this disease so that hopefully, in their lifetime, they will no longer have to face the painful experience of losing a loved one to Alzheimer’s.”
Participants can find out more information and register for this event here.
The Association is excited to announce Suzie Burke as the Honorary Chair of the Second Annual Ales for Alzheimer’s event. Suzie is a native of the Seattle area with a personal connection to both Alzheimer’s disease and the Fremont neighborhood, which she helped develop into the Center of the Universe. Both Suzie and the Alzheimer’s Association support a mission 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.
Brooke Lee, Assistant Events Manager
100 West Harrison Street, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98119
206.363.5500, ext. 252
Ed. note: I don’t usually post press releases verbatim. However, this particular disease has affected my life considerably for several years. Both of my Dad’s parents, who were effectively my parents, have suffered from Alzheimer’s. My grandpa, now a vibrant, if befuddled 95, lives in a managed care home in Ballard, and my Dad is now the CEO of the Western & Central Washington State Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. I look forward to being an active volunteer with this wonderful organization. I must say, they make it pretty easy by including pub crawls among their events. Please consider joining us, or at least sponsoring a crawler.
I’ve started my own team of committed pub crawlers on Facebook. Join us!