More than 500 San Fernando Valley residents took part in the Woodland Hills’ portion of a 14-city Walk to End Alzheimer’s series across Southern California, and raised more than $90,000 to go toward funding free, local care, support and education, as well as advocacy and research toward finding a cure.
The walk, held at Warner Center Park on Sunday, Oct. 20, made Woodland Hills the ninth community to host an event for the Alzheimer’s Association California Southland chapter, which serves the Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, Tulare, Kings and Inyo counties.
This year’s series of community walks began on Sept. 21 in Hermosa Beach, and will conclude Saturday, Nov. 9, in the Coachella Valley. More events are scheduled across Los Angeles (including the LA Zoo) and Tulare counties.
To date, more than $923,000 (combined) has been raised. Last year’s walks raised more than $2 million.
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 education; advocacy at every level of government; and research. Monies raised also fund the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 HELPLINE (800-272-3900), available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in 200 languages to answer questions and provide support.
If you are interested in participating in a walk or donating money or time, visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s register at alz.org/walk. There is no fee to participate.