On August 11, Professor Barbara "babs" Buttenfield participated in a fund-raising walk to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, honoring our geography colleague Professor David Hill, who passed away recently from the disease. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Babs raised $1,000 for this year's event from Geography colleagues and friends.
Memory Walk® began in 1989 with nine Alzheimer’s Association chapters raising $149,000 from 1,249 participants. In 1993, Memory Walk grew into an event nationwide and raised $4.5 million at 167 locations. In 2015 more than 50,000 teams participated in more than 600 Walks across the country, raising more than $75 million. The Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the fight against the disease and continues to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.
Congratulations to Babs on raising $1000 for this important cause!