More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is now listed as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Between 2017 and 2025, every state is expected to see at least a 14 percent rise in the prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease.
These are scary statistics and that’s why it is so important that now, more than ever, we find a cure for this devastating, debilitating, progressive, disease that can rob an individual of his or her memories. It can prevent the ability of individuals to age gracefully and can cause them to become a burden to their children and other family members.
The Beacon in Gulf Breeze, which features a 37-bed memory care unit, wants to be a part of helping the Alzheimer’s Association find its first survivor. The Beacon is hosting an Alzheimer’s walk on October 13th at The Beacon starting at 9 a.m. This is in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Associations walk being held in Pensacola the same day. Staff from the Beacon will be walking with the residents outside that day to show support. There will be live entertainment and the community is invited to join. The Beacon is dedicated to this cause and we want to be part of a cure
The Beacon is also participating in fundraising efforts where ALL proceeds will be given directly to the Alzheimer’s Association in The Beacon’s name as our way of helping find the first survivor. A goal of $2000 has been set and the Beacon is asking for people in the community to help reach the goal. The Beacon is offering pinwheel flowers for $5 and they can be personalized with the words “in memory of” and then the flowers will be “planted” in the memory care courtyard until the walk day when they will be displayed around the facility. There will also be purple t-shirts sold with The Beacon and 2018 on the front and “walking to find Alzheimer’s first survivor” on the back. Shirts are available in small, medium and large for $20 and XL-2X-3X for $25.
On the Beacon’s Facebook page, the Alzheimer’s walk page can be found and donations can be made. Every little bit helps in the quest to find a cure. For more information, contact executive director Deidre Reis at email@example.com or at 850-934-4036 to support our team and our cause.
Please join our fight. There is strength in numbers. Individually we have power but together we are powerful!
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4410 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563