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Visiting Angels March to End Alzheimer’s Disease

Each year, more than 600 communities throughout the United States participate in the world’s largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease: the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year, Visiting Angels of Adrian has taken a unique approach to raising not only donations but also hope to find a cure.

Marching for a Cure: Visiting Angels South Central Michigan

33 miles is the distance that separates Visiting Angels Adrian from the Alzheimer’s Association in Ann Arbor, MI. To many people, 33 miles sounds like an impossible task to cover by foot. Visiting Angels owner Tim Welbaum and business operator Scott Doney are taking this feat a step further, by adding 35-pound ruck sacks to the march, challenging themselves in an effort to raise awareness.

Welbaum and Doney are both U.S. Army veterans who have continued to serve our country through their Visiting Angels franchise. Their mission is simple: “Providing Liberty and Dignity Through Service.” As a locally owned and operated business, Visiting Angels Adrian is honored to care for local veterans, seniors, and disabled adults.

When the opportunity came to participate in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Welbaum wanted to make the event unique. By turning the Walk into a long-distance march, Welbaum and Doney will be traveling in solidarity with the seniors, families, and caregivers who face the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease every day.

“For us,” Welbaum said, “33 miles represent hope, continued research, and a dream to find the cure to this nasty disease.”

Welbaum and Doney will embark on their “March” to End Alzheimer’s on Friday, September 7, 2018. With a goal of raising $33,000 for Alzheimer’s awareness, support resources, and medical research, these two veterans are asking for your help.

How You Can Help

Donations to the Visiting Angels Walk to End Alzheimer’s team can be online or via mail. Visit their team page to make a contribution via credit card at http://act.alz.org/goto/Tim. Checks can be made payable to the “Alzheimer’s Association” and sent to the Visiting Angels Adrian office at 235 N. Main Street, Adrian, MI, 49221.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please contact Tim Welbaum of Visiting Angels Adrian at (517) 920-4254.

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