According to the CDC, Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the only one in the top ten for which there is no prevention, cure or effective treatment. Congress has been slow to appropriate increased monies for expanded medical research. Although there continues to be some hopeful work going on, research and educational programming is highly dependent on individuals contributing through such organizations as the Alzheimer’s Association.
Mary McDonnell, Community Outreach Coordinator at Medical Professionals On Call attended the Alzheimer’s Association walk-a-thon, at the Reston Town Center, in Reston, Virginia. The total dollar amount collected for the walk was $176,911.34. There were 1027 walkers and 143 teams that participated in the walk.