(ESSEX COUNTY, NJ) - The Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter is spotlighting people who make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia, by participating in the upcoming 2020 Walk To End Alzheimer’s (WTEA) - the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Today we say "thank you" to Annie Butt. Annie, a student at New Jersey Institute of Technology where she is studying biomedical engineering and stem cell research, is the Chair of the Essex-Hudson-Union Walk Committee. In addition to conducting outreach to local colleges and community-based organizations encouraging them to volunteer and participate in the Walk, she also creates promotional graphics used on the Chapter’s social media platforms designed to engage participants and show appreciation.

“Joining the Walk to End Alzheimer's has been such an exciting opportunity for me!” says, Annie. She adds, “As someone who has a passion for medicine, I want to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, especially since there is no cure for the disease. I am constantly looking forward to meeting new people through the Association and hearing the stories of individuals with loved ones affected by Alzheimer's and helping in any way that I can.”

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In New Jersey alone, there are more than 190,000 people living with the disease and 448,000 caregivers. 

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Register your team today. Sign up as a Team Captain or register to walk as an individual. Learn more at alz.org/njwalk. To donate, text 2ENDALZ to 51555, or contact us at gnjwalks@alz.org for more information.

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