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Charity Challenge spotlight: Alzheimer's Association seeks cure and offers support
Houston's a city of great giving and the CultureMap Charity Challenge, presented by Yellow Cab, aims to highlight that. CultureMap selected 12 deserving nonprofits to compete for a grand prize as they all raise awareness for worthy causes. CultureMap is highlighting the charities over the next several weeks. Today: Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter.
The Alzheimer's Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter includes families, caregivers, scientists, health professionals and concerned citizens who are committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's Disease, as well as to ease the burden of the disease and related disorders on patients and their families and loved ones.
The nonprofit organization's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
The nonprofit organization's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The event is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide — 13 locations in the Houston region alone — and calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.
The Alzheimer's Association also operates a 24-hour helpline in 140 languages with highly trained staff who are knowledgeable about all aspects of the disease. Anyone with questions about Alzheimer’s Disease or memory loss, treatment options or services available locally can call any day of the week. Helpline staff are also available to provide emotional support to assist those dealing with the difficulties that come with the disease.
With support groups, care consultations, online message boards, educational programs and professional training, the Alzheimer's Association is the premier resource for anyone dealing with the disease, whether personally or with a loved one.