MONDAY AT THE MIAMI CONG. OFFICE: Ros-Lehtinen Joins The Alzheimer’s Association’s Southeast Florida Chapter To Promote The Upcoming MIAMI-DADE WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Oct 19, 2012

MONDAY AT THE MIAMI CONG. OFFICE:  Ros-Lehtinen Joins The Alzheimer’s Association’s Southeast Florida Chapter To Promote The Upcoming MIAMI-DADE WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S

Miami, Florida – This coming Monday October 22nd at 10:00 am, Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) will host a press conference with the Alzheimer’s Association’s Southeast Florida Chapter to promote the 2012 Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk, taking place on Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 am, at Merrick Park in Coral Gables will focus attention and bring awareness to the more than 5.4 million persons living with Alzheimer’s in the United States.

WHO:

  • Cong. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Member of Congress & Honorary Chair of the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • Enrique Pinero, Alzheimer’s Assoc. Southeast Florida Chapter (SEFC) Chair of the Board
  • William C. Sussman, SEFC Board Member and Co-Chair of the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • Norma Trabanco, Co-Chair of the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s
  • Linda Balogh, Advocacy & Public Policy Director of the Alzheimer’s Association and other invitees

WHEN:           Monday, October 22nd at 10:00 am

WHERE:        Miami Congressional office (4960 SW 72 Avenue, Suite 208, Miami)

WHY:             To promote the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s occurring on Saturday, October 27 at 9:00 am, at Merrick Park in Coral Gables

Said Ros-Lehtinen, “I urge our caring South Florida community to say present and attend the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In Florida alone, more than 500,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s, with over a million caregivers rendering assistance to the infirmed on a daily basis. Alzheimer’s causes great emotional stress on the families of those stricken with this unforgiving illness.

I know firsthand of the terrible toll Alzheimer’s takes because my mother, Amanda Ros, passed away from complications from the disease. My family and I witnessed a slow decline of  my mother’s abilities that began with appointments forgotten and culminated with her forgetting how to eat or walk.  The terrible pain and helplessness that we felt seeing my mom’s decline is something that I will never forget.

And to think that over 5.4 million people in the U.S. live with Alzheimer’s drives home the point that everyone one of us must get involved, we must do our part to help others living with Alzheimer’s or caring for someone who has it.”

The Alzheimer’s Association is a local 501 (c)3 organization serving Broward, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Okeechobee, Palm Beach and St. Lucie Counties.

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