FAIR LAWN, NJ – Applause Home Care CEO, Jim Prussak, joined thousands of marchers across the country by participating in the national, “Walk to End Alzheimer's,” on Sunday, October 12.
“By 2020, nearly 14 million people will have Alzheimer’s. We wanted to help raise awareness and research dollars for one the most hideous diseases that impacts so many people, yet has no cure in sight,” Prussack said. “Its' reach increases every day. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.”
The local walk - 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - Bergen-Passaic, NJ – was conducted at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park, N.J. Applause Home Care is located in Fair Lawn.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
In 2018, more than 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias provided an estimated 18.5 billion hours of unpaid care, a contribution to the nation valued at more than $234 billion.
“The money raised at the Walk fuels the mission-related initiatives of care, support and research,” Prussack said.