Currently, Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. At this very moment 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, but by 2050 this number could rise as high as 16 million. Because there is no known cure, this number is likely to continue to rise at an astronomical rate. Organizations like the Alzheimer’s Association work diligently to invest in a world without Alzheimer’s by leading research and awareness that encourages people to get involved.
One of the events to raise awareness is their annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s – which happens in cities throughout the United States. The 5k walk simultaneously increases knowledge about the disease while honoring the lives of those who have been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease.
This year, the whole Franklin Park Senior Living team participated in the San Antonio walk held on October 21, 2017. We believe it is important to fight against this disease that affects many of our residents who live in our memory care communities throughout Texas. We joined together as a company to raise over $19,000 to go towards finding a cure and eliminating this disease for the aging population.
From the whole Franklin Park Senior Living team, our community, TPC Parkway, has raised the most at $2,595. In second is our Sonterra location, that has raised $1,914 for the fight against Alzheimer’s Disease. We are so proud of our communities and our team for being a top contributor to the cause to end Alzheimer’s. If you would like more information about how we are helping families affected by Alzheimer’s, please contact us.