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Los Angeles Independent: LA Residents Walk to End Alzheimer's

November 15, 2010
In The News

More than 3,000 residents from across Los Angeles County came together for the 18th annual Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease.

Families and friends walked side by side with teams from community groups, businesses, schools, assisted living facilities and professional groups, raising more than $680,000 for Alzheimer's disease care and research.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters; West Hollywood councilmember Abbe Land; Celebrity Champions: Steve Edwards, Leeza Gibbons, Gary Bryan, Rafer Johnson, Roslyn Kind, Matt Lanter, Edie McClurg, David Selby, Michael-Dean Shelton, and Tracie Thoms were among the participants. Seven-piece show band, the MVPs rocked Century Park with a mix of pop, rock and oldies.

The 5k walk was Sunday, November 7 at Century Park, 2000 Avenue of the Stars in Century City (Los Angeles 90067).

The Web site for donations is active through December 31 at https://www.alzla.org/mw

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. In today's challenging economy, this is more important than ever. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer's Association is the only local agency providing disease-specific support and education to people living with Alzheimer's and related dementias. Since its founding in 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $300 million nationally for the cause. For more information, visit www.alz.org/californiasouthland.