For the fourth year in a row, ELGA Credit Union had the pleasure of participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s! The walk was held at Bicentennial Park in Grand Blanc on September 29th, 2018.

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.  Currently, there are over 5 million Americans living with this disease.

$2,250 Raised

Over 20 employees and their loved ones came out to walk the three miles and show their support. The weather couldn’t have been any better, and everyone showed up with a positive attitude to show ELGA’s passion for helping others.  I am beyond excited that such a dedicated group of individuals joined us to support such a wonderful cause!  The walk took us through three miles of beautiful nature trails in Bicentennial Park.

This year we were able to fundraise $2,250 for 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 our community!

Firsthand Experience

I decided to champion this event because 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.  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 felt the support of knowing we’re not alone.  I have attended Alzheimer’s board meetings outside of work hours to also show my dedication to this cause. I hope that we will continue to make an impact and help the people of Genesee County who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease!

 

Author: Blake Lang

Lending Specialist

 

 

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