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Avera Medical Minute: Alzheimer's & The Memory Walk Live 9/14/10

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Memory Walk is the largest fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association. Memory Walk is the largest fundraising event for the Alzheimer's Association.

In this country, 5.3 million people are living with Alzheimer's Disease.  Someone is diagnosed with the disease every 70 seconds. Unless something is done, by 2050, up to 16 million Americans will have alzheimer's, and a new case will be diagnosed every 33 seconds.
  Our medical expert Dr. Kimberlee McKay with Avera McKennan explains what happens in the brain of alzheimer's patients?

Welcome to SF Memory Walk 10  
  
Where:   Sioux Falls, SD Sertoma Park      
When:   Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 9 am Registration 10 am Walk      
Length:   1.1 Miles      
Contact:   Call or Email *Alzheimer's Association-South Dakota Office/Jenny Van Kekerix* at *605.339.4543and jennifer.vankekerix@alz.org*    

http://www.kintera.org/FAF/home/default.asp?ievent=339001
  
  We're on the MOVE to end Alzheimer's!  If you're the kind of person who's not going to sit on the sidelines when there's a chance to change the future, then you're the person we need. With more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer's, and nearly 10 million more serving as caregivers, the time to act is now!   When you register for the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk®, you're joining a nationwide community of thousands of people who are standing up and participating in the fight against this devastating disease.  Your journey to the end of Alzheimer's starts here.

 Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause. All Memory Walk donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.     

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