Kick-off party June 17 for Alzheimer’s Walk


The Southern Crescent Walk to End Alzheimer’s is hosting a Walk Team Rally party Wednesday, June 17, at noon to kick off their annual walk season. It is at the Fayette Chamber of Commerce, 600 West Lanier Avenue, Suite 205 in Fayetteville.

It is hosted by Piedmont Fayette Hospital and everyone is invited.

This year marks the 16th annual walk which brought in over $160,000 for the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association in 2014.

“We invite anyone who is interested in learning more about our event and starting a team for our Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Party, says Sue Shaffer, Chair of the Southern Crescent Walk. “The more teams we have the more money we can raise. While this is an exciting and fun event for all ages, these much needed funds will help the hundreds of thousands of Georgians suffering from Alzheimer’s disease”.

Currently 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, which kills more people than prostate and breast cancer combined. The Alzheimer’s Association’s Georgia Chapter serves more than 200,000 Georgians living with Alzheimer’s disease and their families. With seven offices statewide, the Georgia Chapter provides vital education, support and services in all of Georgia’s 159 counties.

The Kick-Off Party will have live music and lunch catered by Shane’s Rib Shack.

To RSVP for the event or to find out more information about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Southern Crescent Kick-Off Party, contact Kris Chapell at 404-728-6066.

To start or join a team today, visit