Alzheimer’s Family Support Center Attempting to Raise $100,000

BREWSTER – The Alzheimer’s Family Support Center will host their biggest event of the year this fall, the Provincetown Walk for Alzheimer’s.

This year the Support Center is trying to reach a fundraising goal of $100,000 and has started an online effort to try and meet that goal.

“It’s not a modest goal but it’s a necessary goal,” said Melanie Braverman, co-founder and cultural director of the Alzheimer’s Family Support Center.

“We are helping more and more people every day and that means we need to rally our community in a bigger way all the time to help us provide free services for that community.”  

Thanks to recent fundraising efforts, the Support Center was able to hold its 2019 conference with Teepa Snow, which provided free dementia training for 1,200 family and professional caregivers.

People attending this year’s event do not have to walk to give money or give to walk and all proceeds from the event fund free Alzheimer’s services across Cape Cod.

“We are walking again this year to help support this amazing organization that has supported us in so many ways,” said caregiver Jane Greene.

“This is a difficult journey, but because of AFSC we will never walk alone. They are by our side every step of the way, I can’t imagine this journey without them.”

The walk heads west from town hall in Provincetown down Commercial Street to the West End breakwater. Trolley rides are available for those who choose not to walk.

It also feature music by the Sound Dunes, dancing, and lunch in town hall by Cosmos Catering.

Anyone who is interested in registering and getting involved in the online fundraising campaign should visit: www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/2019-walk-for-alzheimers1.

You can contact the Support Center directly at 508-896-5170 or at info@capecodalz.org and they will create an online team page for your business, family, or friends, or they can send you a packet so you can raise money in a more traditional way.

The walk is set to take place Sunday, October 20th at 11 a.m.

About Luke Leitner

Luke Leitner grew up in Watertown Massachusetts and now lives in West Yarmouth on the Cape. He has been a part of the news team in the CapeCod.com News Center since the spring of 2019. He studied business communications at Western New England University.



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