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The Alzheimer’s Association invites Muscatine area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s and dementia by volunteering to help organize and plan this year’s walk event at their Volunteer Informational Kickoff on Monday, March 18th. The meeting will take place in the Musser Public Library, 301 Program Room, from 5:30-7:00 pm. A brief program will start at 5:45 pm with drop-in available until 7:00. Please RSVP by emailing [email protected] Attendees will enjoy light refreshments and learn how they can use or develop their skills in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Individuals passionate about and interested in ending Alzheimer’s and in making a difference in our community should consider joining the 2019 Event Planning Team. The committee consists of volunteer members with various business backgrounds and areas of experience. Team members can participate in several ways, including virtual and long-distance options. Volunteers typically spent three to five hours per month working on Event Planning Team business. The Muscatine Alzheimer’s Association provides all training and resource support needed and offers Silver Cord and volunteer hours for high school and college students. This year’s walk event will take place on Saturday, August 10th.
More than 5 million Americans currently live with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top ten causes that does not have a cure, or preventative or slowing treatments. More than 15 million family and friends provide care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Iowa alone, there are more than 65,000 people living with the disease, and 136,000 people serve as their caregivers. Volunteering for the walk event offers one way to make a difference and give back to the community and fight this disease together.

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