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 Nick Duby. Nick, a high school student in Morristown, is a member of the Northwest Walk Planning Committee and is involved in marketing, outreach and recruitment. He created messaging about the Northwest Walk, taking place on October 25, to share in his community newsletter, encouraging his neighbors to participate.

“Alzheimer's is scary, both for the person living with the disease, and their family,” says Nick. “One of the reasons I walk, is to support those who are going through the pain of watching their loved one suffer, and to show them that they are not alone.” He adds, “I walk to honor my grandpa, and because I want to help raise the funds needed to find a cure for Alzheimer's. Working with the Greater New Jersey Chapter team, I am able to do my part to help make the event a success and hopefully bring us one step closer to achieving that goal.”  

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. 

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.