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Local Rotary and Lions clubs will join forces to address Alzheimer's Research by supporting The CART

Image by 👀 Mabel Amber, who will one day from Pixabay

By Tim Radford

PR Chair Rotary District 7670

Community service will take center stage as local Lions and Rotary clubs address finding a prevention/cure to Alzheimer's disease.

Together, members of Rotary Club of Murphy, Clay County Rotary Club and Andrews Lions Club will host a "Freedom from Alzheimer's Walk" on Sunday, September 11th from 2:00-4:00 pm along the Murphy River Walk. This fundraising walk will begin at the L&N Depot and go to Konehete Park and back. Walk at your own pace. There's no registration fee to participate, but donations to Alzheimer's research are appreciated. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ... or maybe the kids will enjoy emptying their piggy banks to contribute to a worthy cause.

A few quick facts about Alzheimer's disease:

  • More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's. By 2050, this number is projected to rise to nearly 13 million.

  • 1 in 3 seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dementia. It kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

  • More than 11 million Americans provide unpaid care for people with Alzheimer's or other dementias.

About Lions: Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. More than 1.4 million members in over 48,000 clubs are serving in 200 countries and geographic areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions have strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects, and we extend our service impact through the generous support of our Lions Clubs International Foundation. We are focused on supporting vision, the environment, childhood cancer, hunger, diabetes, and other pressing humanitarian needs to help address some of the biggest challenges facing humanity. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.

About Rotary: Rotary brings together a global network of volunteer leaders dedicated to tackling the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges. Rotary connects 1.4 million members of more than 46,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. Their work improves lives at both the local and international levels, from helping those in need in their own communities to working toward a polio-free world. For more information, visit Rotary.org.

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