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2015 Walk To End Alzheimer’s In Norwalk Seeks Participants

Companions & Homemakers is recruiting participants to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Companions & Homemakers is recruiting participants to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Photo Credit: Facebook

NORWALK, Conn. – Companions & Homemakers, a top home care provider in the state, is recruiting participants to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The event is slated for 9 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.

Last year, Companions & Homemakers raised more than $12,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. As part of the agency’s 25th anniversary this year, Companions & Homemakers is trying to raise even more money and recruit more people with teams participating in six walks around the state between late September and early October, according to a press release.

“Everyone has been touched either directly or indirectly by Alzheimer’s, including many of the families that Companions & Homemakers serves,” Melissa Kaufman, Companions & Homemakers’ team captain for the Norwalk walk, said in a press release. “Our company is proud to participate in this walk and wants to recruit as many community members as possible. The goal is not only to raise funds and awareness of the disease, but to bring people together and have a good time. Last year was a huge success and a lot of fun. We are hoping to go even bigger this year and get even more people involved.”

Each year, more than 600 communities nationwide participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, according to a press release.

Companions & Homemakers serves many Connecticut residents who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia and encourages people of all ages and capability to join their team and support the cause, according to a press release.

The Alzheimer’s Association uses the proceeds from this event to help pay for patient care, support for families and research to find a cure to Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, according to a press release.

Registration for the walk will be at 9 a.m. The ceremony and walk will begin at 10 a.m. and finish at noon.

To join the Companions & Homemakers team or to ask questions, contact Kaufman at 203-259-8375, ext. 7201.

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