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What motivates you to walk?

Sep 14, 2022
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.  

The LCS Foundation’s Alzheimer’s Committee Chair, Adam Cincotti, has a family member living with Alzheimer’s. He also knows the event makes a difference in other ways. Thousands of people, like Adam, have a personal connection to this event. Yet many who participate don’t have that connection and walk to make a difference. 

“We don’t talk about Alzheimer’s enough,” says Cincotti. “You can look around and find awareness campaigns for everything from autism to heart disease. This walk creates a much-needed awareness about Alzheimer’s and at the same time reduces the stigma associated with it. The funds raised during the walk help support research that will lead to the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.”  

A core pillar of the LCS Foundation is working toward Alzheimer's first survivor. The LCS Foundation partners with the Alzheimer's Association to make a difference in the lives of those with Alzheimer's, their families, and their communities.  

More than a fundraiser  
Alzheimer’s Association officials say the Walk is much more than a fundraiser, it is an instant community of support for those facing an Alzheimer's/Dementia diagnosis and their loved ones. Melissa LaBonge of the Alzheimer’s Association says, “One of the most important benefits of fundraising is that it allows us to offer a wide variety of free resources to those impacted.”  

Resources include:  

  • A free 24/7 Helpline offering confidential support and information to people living with dementia, caregivers, families, and the public. 
  • Local support groups, early-stage programs, and education programs on the basics of the disease, caregiving, and more.
  • The Community Resource Finder provides easy access to local dementia resources, programs, and services. 

LaBonge says, “These critical resources are only helpful in the hands of those who need them. Walking and inviting your friends, family, and community to participate provides you with an opportunity to connect them with resources that many families need but they don't know where to find them, or they don't have time to look because they are busy being a caregiver.”  

Join Our Team on October 1, 2022  
Join Team LCS for the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 1 in Des Moines, Iowa. Participants of all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us in the fight against Alzheimer’s. If you are not able to attend a local Walk, you can still show your support by supporting an individual or team.  

Register or donate now at https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2022/IA-Iowa...  

For questions or additional information, please contact Adam Cincotti at cincottiadam@lcsnet.com or 281-818-4798.  

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