Walk To End Alzheimer's

ELGA Credit Union had the pleasure to participate and help sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row! The walk was held at the Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc, MI on September 30th 2017.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise money for support, care and research for Alzheimer’s disease.  Not only does it raise money to help out the many that are affected, but it also raises awareness in the community.  Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in seniors, and there are over 5 million Americans living with this disease.

Over 10 employees and their loved ones came out to walk the two miles to show their support! The weather couldn’t have been any better considering the previous two years it was raining. Everyone showed up with a positive attitude to show ELGA’s support. I am beyond excited to have such a dedicated group of individuals show up and support such a wonderful cause!  

The walk took us through the nature trails located in Bicentennial Park.  This year we were able to fundraise $1000 to donate to the Alzheimer’s Association!  Without the hard work and generosity from our employees, their friends, their families, and our amazing members, this would not have been possible. We are extremely grateful that you all allow us to give back to something that touches so many people in the community.

I decided to champion this event because of the fact that it has personally affected my life.  My grandmother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2006, and I’ve unfortunately had to watch firsthand how this disease can take a toll on a family. This year I was able to bring my grandmother to the event, and even though she couldn’t comprehend why they were all there, it was great to still have her in our presence.

Three years ago I saw a commercial for the Alzheimer’s walk, and I decided it was my time to get involved.  In doing so I have been able to see how many people are actually touched by this disease, and I’ve had the support of knowing my family is not alone.  I’m hoping that we will be able to continue to make an impact in this community, and help those affected in anyway by this disease here in Genesee County!

Click HERE to view the full event photo album.
Guest Blogger – Blake Lang, Loan Specialist
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