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American Van Lines works with the Alzheimer’s Association to Help End Alzheimer’s

February 24, 2011

Memory walks to help end Alzheimer’s are held around the country year round. American Van Lines supports Alzheimer’s research by participating in this event and pledging long-term support.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) February 23, 2011

American Van Lines is proud to announce its participation in the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk in support of Alzheimer’s research and prevention.

An American Van Lines moving truck will be themed in the Alzheimer’s Association’s logo and colors to help keep the Memory Walk and the issue of Alzheimer’s fresh in the minds of our community throughout the entire year. The employees at American Van Lines are generously donating to these efforts and our company will match all employee donations.

Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes memory loss and affects overall brain function. Over five million people suffer from Alzheimer’s and it’s the sixth leading cause of death in our country. Sadly, with each passing year these figures rise. In an effort to further Alzheimer’s research American Van Lines has pledged long-term support for this cause.

The South Florida Memory Walks will be held in Broward, Palm Beach, and Treasure Coast Counties. See http://www.memorywalks.com for date, time, and locations. This is a spirited community event that offers a golden opportunity to get to know and meet members of our society and to learn more about Alzheimer’s. Participants will enjoy a 5K walk, raffle drawings, giveaways and more. To promote friendly competition contestants are encouraged to form teams in order to meet certain goals. Raising $100 or more will secure a team’s place at the free breakfast table on the day of the walk. Teams with at least 30 registered walkers and $3000.00 raised can beat the heat under a program sponsored tent complete with table and chairs!

Raising money for research is indeed an important aspect of affecting change, but we wanted to do something that would help us have an immediate impact on our community. As a result, the Alzheimer’s Association has trained our staff and movers in the most effective ways to care for Alzheimer’s patients during a move. We’re the only moving company in South Florida with this special training and we’re confident that this will help us better serve our customers.

The Alzheimer’s Association has conducted ground-breaking research and has celebrated many milestones in finding suitable treatment, discovering the warning signs and possible preventive measures for Alzheimer’s. But a lot more is needed to find a cure and researchers believe a breakthrough is possible in the next few years.

We’re hoping that our participation will make a difference and we’re certain that if everyone plays a part in these efforts, we can truly make an impact. There are over 600 walks nationwide, visit http://www.alz.org/walk to find a memory walk near you.

To learn more about American Van Lines and the charities we support visit us at http://www.AmericanVanLines.com.

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