Dynamic Edge Physiotherapy recently participated in the #Walk2EndAlz. It was a huge success. Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk was the setting of this last Alzheimer's walk of the year in Connecticut. Emcee Ryan Kristafer, of New Haven's WTNH Channel 8, introduced Norwalk's Mayor Rilling, who opened the ceremony. State Senator Richard Blumenthal was in attendance to show support along with numerous people who were there to share their personal account of how Alzheimer's has affected their lives.
A 3 mile walk ensued on this dreary Sunday, attended by hundreds of people who showed up to represent a hope for a cure, people who have experienced the effects of Alzheimer's up close. Some as caregivers of those living with this dreaded disease, others as family members who have lost loved ones to the affliction and even those currently diagnosed were on hand. But they were not going to let a little wind and rain dampen their spirits. There was a greater goal, bringing about an awareness. An awareness of how little is known about Alzheimer's, and how devastating this disease truly is.
Fifty million people and their families worldwide will be affected by Alzheimer's disease in 2017, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Yet, only six drugs are approved in the U.S. to treat the estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s. None of them prevent or stop it.
Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the 10 leading causes of death that can’t be prevented, slowed, or cured, it’s 100 percent fatal, with zero survivors.
For the second year in a row, Dynamic Edge Physiotherapy, located in Wilton, CT, has participated in this #Walk2EndAlz. As a team, Dynamic Edge Physiotherapy, with the help of our family, friends and generous clients, has eclipsed last year's donations, and raised $2,427.26, 121% of our goal.
Donations are still being accepted into December so please continue to share this information and make a donation through our team's page link below, where we all can help advance the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.