Walking to End Alzheimer's Disease
Each year, MSUFCU employees join together with the Alzheimer’s Association to participate in and volunteer during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Michigan State Capitol in hopes of creating a world without Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is a debilitating disease that strikes one out of ten people ages 65 and older, and currently, over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Working together, we hope to ensure that someday, we live in a world without Alzheimer’s. The Walk is just one of the many ways that the Alzheimer’s Association brings awareness and raises funds for the cause. The 2017 Lansing Walk had 1,311 participants and raised over $250,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research! MSUFCU sponsored 24 walk participants and five volunteers working the kids’ area of the event.
"It felt great to volunteer with the Alzheimer's Association again this year. Their work affects so many people, and I'm proud that the Credit Union supports their mission of achieving a world without Alzheimer's disease," said Megan, an MSUFCU employee and volunteer of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Credit Union employees volunteer their time and participate in walks and runs throughout the year to help raise funds and awareness for various causes. MSUFCU is proud to support the Alzheimer’s Association and their mission of creating a world without Alzheimer’s. Find out more about the disease and ways you can help, here.