Oregon Zoo Hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Hundreds of People Join the Event to Help Raise Research Funds

Oregon Zoo Hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Hundreds of People Join the Event to Help Raise Research Funds
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Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest health issues in the world, although it’s highly neglected and sometimes even misunderstood. It’s hard for a person to admit that he has huge memory issues, which is a strong enough reason to believe that the most common form of dementia won’t be defeated too soon.

What’s for sure is that researchers are looking for all sorts of ways to deal with Alzheimer’s, including finding treatments for it. According to katu.com, there’s a Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Oregon Zoo.

The 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s aims to raise $460,000

We’re talking about an annual event for ending the ghastly disease that’s able to completely wipe out a person’s personality and intelligence. This year’s edition marked the gathering of roughly 1,700 people.

Events like the Walk to End Alzheimer’s help raise money that will go into research. Obviously, a lot more research is needed to find solutions for stopping Alzheimer’s disease. We’re talking about a neurodegenerative disease that’s indeed very costly to treat.

Dana Kilgus, who is a Portland Walk manager, declared as quoted by Katu.com:

It brings us together as a community so that we can all be in the same fight together, with support, and brings hope to everybody involved.

Although the 2021 edition of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s aims to gather the amount of $460,000, almost $380,000 were raised so far.

Women are known to have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s than men. The most common form of dementia is also one of the leading causes of death in the world, and a lot of elders have to deal with it. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, a person suffering from the disease generally lives between four and eight years after receiving a diagnosis.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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