Los Angeles Residents Contribute to the $1.63 Million
Raised across the Walk to End Alzheimer's California Southland 2021 series to fund free, local support, research and advocacy for Alzheimer's disease and all other dementia.
Nearly 6,400 residents from across seven Southern California counties joined together from October 2, 2021, through November 13, 2021, each participating in one of 13 Alzheimer’s Association Walks to End Alzheimer’s California Series events in their local communities.
LA's participants- 1,518 strong- walked in the Los Angeles Walk to End Alzheimer's at the Los Angeles Zoo on November 6, raising $399,225.00 to ensure no one has to face Alzheimer’s or any other dementia alone, and supporting the Alzheimer’s Association long-term dedication to the City of Angels.
Monies raised will provide 24/7, year-round care and support through the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline (800.272.3900). The Chapter holds over 40 online and telephone support groups and education classes per month and is in the process of returning to in-person meetings. Online webinars on the latest research are available to everyone in the chapter territory, and advocacy for those facing Alzheimer’s and caregivers takes place at every level of government.
In the Los Angeles community, sponsors, volunteers and supporters demonstrated a collective dedication to end Alzehimer's and all other dementia, and to support those facing a dementia diagnosis along the way.
“Those who walked, volunteered, sponsored and supported did so to help those now and in the future, for families in their neighborhoods and for families they may never meet- the spirit of altruism and support has been unmatchable by every participant. Because of these individuals, our community is walking one step closer to ending Alzheimer’s while helping those in need of support along the way.” Said Meg Barron, Alzheimer’s Association California Southland Executive Director and Regional Leader.
Los Angeles was the 12th of the 13 walks.
The Alzheimer's Association California Southland Chapter serves Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Kern, Kings, Tulare and Inyo counties. For more information on the care and support, research, and advocacy programs made possible by walkers, visit alz.org/socal. For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/walk.
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's and all other dementia®. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.