Montgomery Healthcare Company Joins Fight Against Alzheimer’s
Nearly 90,000 people, in Alabama alone, face the daily battle of Alzheimer’s disease and more could join that number. This insidious condition that steals away precious memories and quality of life for so many has become the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Alabama healthcare company, Turenne & Associates, has joined the Montgomery community in mobilizing against the spread of Alzheimer’s disease.
Turenne raised more than $3,000 for the Montgomery Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Saturday, October 1, 2016 on the campus of Auburn University Montgomery. The walk benefitted the Alzheimer’s Association, which works to raise awareness and advance care, support and research across the world. Dubbed “The Turenne Team,” the company surpassed its original goal of $2,000 with a series of fundraisers as well as a committed staff who raised hundreds in personal contributions.
“The response from our employees has been tremendous. We are so proud to be able to provide much-needed research and support dollars and be of service to our community,” said Lauren Wright, director of human resources
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s was an experience for hundreds of participants to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker also had an opportunity to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and to take a stand in the movement to reclaim the future for millions.
“As a healthcare company, this issue is very personal to us and we know there has never been a greater need to join in the fight against this disease,” said Bill Turenne, owner and CEO of Turenne & Associates. “As baby boomers age, the number of people living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate and increase beyond the estimated 5.4 million Americans living with it. So, more support is critical.”