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 Chloe Bogert. Chloe is on the Logistics Subcommittee for the Bergen/Passaic WTEA. Within her first week and a half of joining, she recruited eight members to join her walk team and already has individually raised over $1,000. She now aspires to become an Elite Grand Champion! 

Chloe works in the Recreation Department at The Bristal Assisted Living at Wayne and is very passionate about spending time with seniors who have Alzheimer's and dementia. Chloe says, “I am honored to be part of the Walk To End Alzheimer’s Committee as this is my first year! She adds, “I will be walking in October in memory of my grandma, Patricia Sondermeyer. It is because of her that I will fight and dedicate my time to help spread awareness, and raise funds in the hope of finding a cure for this terrible disease.” 

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.