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|Duxbury Half Marathon to benefit Duxbury Alzheimer Program|
|Thursday, 07 March 2013 13:17|
Are you looking for a winter workout? Have you a family member who has suffered from Alzheimer disease? Here is an opportunity for you to participate in an event that will benefit your workout needs and benefit folks with Alzheimers and their families. Are you aware that of the Americans aged 65 and over, one in eight has Alzheimer Disease?
“Intermissions” is a supportive social day program offered by the Duxbury Senior Center. It is designed to promote and enhance the social, physical and cognitive skills for the participant who has been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s disease or a related form of dementia. Our half-marathon purpose is to raise funds to benefit Alzheimer offerings at the Duxbury Senior Center.
The half marathon is open to runners and walkers, who singly or in teams, will participate in walking or running 13.1 miles around Duxbury Saturday March 30, starting and finishing at The Duxbury Senior Center. Registration is $50 per person and you can register day of event 7:30 a.m. or online at Active.com. For more information call Duxbury Senior Center 781-934-5774, or contact community event coordinators Sue Grunwald, Tessa Casey, Colleen Griffin, Mary Alice Scanlon, Leslie McCarthy or Pam Smith or visit our Facebook page Duxbury Half Marathon!
Do you have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer disease? Then you know how important providing respite is for the caregiving family member. Get your running shoes out of the closet and help us raise funds and awareness about the Duxbury Alzheimer Intermissions Program.