August 3, 2011

Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s!

By Curt Ford
Nash Nash Bean & Ford

As the Chairman of the Greater Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, and as an attorney who has helped many families dealing with the challenges of Alzheimer’s, I know how important it is to bring an end to this terrible disease. This month, I want to take the opportunity to invite you to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Today, as many as 5.3 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, 10 million baby boomers are approaching the age of greatest risk for developing this fatal disease. Alzheimer’s has no current cure but treatments for symptoms are available and research continues.

To raise funds – and awareness – the local Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at the i Wireless Center, Moline, on Saturday, September 10. Registration begins at 8 a.m., the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. and the walk to follow. Participants may choose either a 2-mile or a 4-mile walk. The fundraising goal is $85,000 for the Quad City Walk.

It’s easy to register and participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Information is available on the Alzheimer’s Association’s website, or by calling (563) 324-1022. You may register as an individual, join a team or start a team of your own. Once registered, you have many opportunities to raise funds and to advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association and its vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Registering is just the first step in an amazing adventure! Participants in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs and services.

Unable to attend the September 10 Quad City Walk? Not a problem! You can still support the walk through a donation or the Alzheimer’s Association website lists several other area walks and their dates. Simply visit and click on “Register for Your Local Walk.”

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages to reclaim the future for millions while supporting the mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Together, walkers and the Alzheimer’s Association can raise awareness and funds to enhance Alzheimer’s care and support while advancing critical research.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a unique experience! Come see the difference you can make was we walk to change the course of Alzheimer’s together.

Curt Ford is an attorney at Nash Nash Bean & Ford. He can be reached at (309) 944-2188 or (309) 762-9368 or at