Letters to the Editor

July 2, 2014

Donations may help find Alzheimer's cure

I want to thank all the people who donated to the group collecting money on June 21 in O'Fallon for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Seven of us, representing three walk teams, stood at the corners of State and Lincoln Avenue and State and Smiley. Enduring three hours of heat and humidity was worth it. We raised more than $1,000 for our Walk to End Alzheimer's teams. We are now closer to our goals to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association.

With a new case developing every 67 seconds, the need to make a difference is now. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

Join me at the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Edwardsville on Sept. 27 to support the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter and fight to end Alzheimer's. Together we can end Alzheimer's disease, the nation's sixth-leading cause of death.

Joy Paeth

Chief executive officer, Area Agency on Aging

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