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The Forget-Me-Not Alzheimer's Memory Walk 2010 Day

The City of Seneca recognizes Saturday, September 25, 2010, as 'The Forget-Me-Not Alzheimer's Memory Walk 2010 Day'. 5.3 million people have Alzheimer's, it is the 7th leading cause of death, cost 172 billion dollars annually, and 10.9 billion dollars unpaid to care givers.

By 2010, the number of individuals aged 65 and older with Alzheimer's projected to number between 11 million and 16 million - unless medical breakthroughs identify ways to prevent or more effectively treat the disease. The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the national fund-raising event throughout the nation that individual committees plan and recruit persons to help raise funds and show support to Alzheimer and Dementia patients and their families.

The Memory Walk creates awareness for the local chapters and for all the assistance they provide which may include support groups for family members, short term respite assistance fro car givers, free newsletters and literature on related topics, programs and education.

The Mayor encourages everyone to support Memory Walk for a friend or family member. In photo, Diane Elrod presents Mayor Dan Alexander with a t-shirt.

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