125 expected for Southwest Colorado Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 10:09 AM

More than 125 people are expected at the Southwest Colorado Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday as part of 12 Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado Walks across the state to raise funds for the association’s programs.

The Alzheimer’s Association is also the largest non-governmental source of funds for research to address the deadliest disease without a prevention, treatment or cure. Programs provide education, care and support for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

“The 12 Walks to End Alzheimer’s across the state are the primary source of funds for services offered through the Colorado Chapter, and we have an ambitious target of $25,000 for the 2018 Cortez Walk alone,” said Elaine Stumpo, regional director for the Southwest Colorado Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The proceeds from the Walks enable the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado to continue to provide – at no charge – the essential programs and services for persons who receive the Alzheimer’s diagnosis, as well as to their caregivers and families.

The funds also support the Association’s free 24/7 Helpline (800-272-3900), a resource which provides access to all Alzheimer’s Association services in more than 200 languages.

The 2017 Southwest Colorado Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Cortez City Park starting at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.

Edward Jones is the national presenting sponsor for Alzheimer’s Association Walks to End Alzheimer’s. Local sponsor is Guardian Angel Home Health.

For more information, call 800-272-3900. To register, volunteer or make a donation, go to