(Issued by Alzheimer’s Texas, Austin, TX 11/14/18) – On Saturday, October 6, 2018, members of the Travis County community gathered at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas to support Alzheimer’s Texas in its mission to raise funds for Alzheimer’s disease education and research by participating in the 27th Annual Walk.
The Alzheimer’s Texas Walk creates a community around this issue, a place for people to come together to celebrate loved ones affected by dementia, and to commemorate the many ways lives can be changed by this illness. This year’s Walk was a huge success thanks to the help of the Travis County community members and sponsors.
Our gracious sponsors for the 2018 Walk were Westminster, ABC Home and Commercial Services, Silverado, Kindred, New Lifestyles, Senior Resource Guide, KLBJ Radio, Arden Courts, Querencia at Barton Creek, St. David’s Health’s Angels, Austin Regional Clinic, Austin Senior Resource Alliance, Autumn Leaves, Belmont Village Senior Living, Elan Southpark, Intrua Financial, Ledgestone, Legacy Oaks Austin and Lakeway, Live Oak Photo Booth, Peel Inc, Schlotzsky’s, Tech Ridge AL & MC, Texas Mobile Dentist, The Village at the Triangle, Valerian Home Health, University Village MC, We Work for Health Texas, Austin American Statesman, JEC Legislative and Regulatory Consulting, United Heritage Credit Union, H-E-B, Slip Fixers, and the Rotary Club of Austin Centennial.
Westminster has helped us not only by being a sponsor, but they have had a dedicated Walk team that has raised the most money for the past three years and were also awarded largest team for this year’s Walk. Westminster is Austin’s premier Life Plan community and they are passionate about treating their residents with respect, love, and care. Their leader, Charles Borst has walked with us the past three years and has been awarded Top Individual Fundraiser for the past two years.
“I walk for my friends and family with Alzheimer’s disease or affected by it, and all of the residents we serve here at Westminster, who have suffered through it, or have watched loved ones suffer through it,” says Charles Borst, Executive Director of Westminster.
Charles has chosen to Walk with Alzheimer’s Texas because he believes Alzheimer’s Texas wants to end Alzheimer’s Disease as much as he does and will do everything they can to provide support and caring for those with Alzheimer’s disease and help find a cure to end this disease.
“I hope that everyone that is stricken with Alzheimer’s and every family member that must endure the long goodbye, has all of the support and resources they need to live the best life possible, and to know that they are not alone in this. We are all here for each of them and we will continue to fight the fight, and provide all the support and resources we can until we find a cure.”
All Alzheimer’s Texas services and programs are offered to community members free of charge, therefore we would not be possible without the generous donations from individuals and groups such as Westminster and we greatly appreciate their dedication to our cause.