COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — The 2022 Council Bluffs Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday at River’s Edge Pavillion, with participants walking across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and back.
Earlier this week, 3 News Now Anchor Zach Williamson visited with Council Bluffs Walk Chair Jessica Duncan to learn more about the event.
Since 2012, Duncan has worked in health care, and since 2017 he has specialized in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. Then she joined the Alzheimer’s Association and opened a memory care facility in Council Bluffs.
The cause has always been important to her, but now it hits even closer to home.
A few years ago, her father was diagnosed with a rare form of dementia. He was only 54 years of age.
It is possible to be diagnosed in your 30s, even though cases are more prevalent in individuals older than 65.
This event and the funds earned, according to Duncan, are crucial in the fight against the conditions that affect millions of American families.
“66,00 Iowans have been diagnosed with dementia, and this only includes those who have received a diagnosis. Considering this from the perspective of our state, Council Bluffs is home to the majority of our population “Duncan stated. And on average, two to three persons, whether paid or unpaid, provide care for each affected person.
According to Duncan, Iowa is also one of the states with the greatest demand for additional caregivers.
The funds earned by tomorrow’s walk will be used to further care, support, and research initiatives to find a cure. Over $25,000 has been raised thus far.
You may find information on the CB Walk to End Alzheimer’s below.
COUNCIL BLUFFS 2022 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S
Saturday, August 24 at River’s Edge Pavilion
- 9 a.m. – In-Person Registration (Pick Up Pin Wheel Flower Dedicated to who/what You Are Walking For)
- 10 a.m. – Opening Ceremony
- 10:15 a.m. – The Walk (Across the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge
- Hydration Stations on Each Side of the Pedestrian Bridge
- CB Thomas Jefferson High School Band and Dance Teams Will Perform
- Donut Truck, Face Painting and Other Fun Activities for Kids
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