Nelson Park in Abilene to be gathering place of Memory Walk ChampionsAbilene, TX – August 20, 2008 — On Saturday, September 20 ## M: Read More ## Nelson Park will host more than 500 Walkers determined to move forward the cause of Alzheimer’s care and support for those dealing with the affects of Alzheimer’s disease. Teams are forming across the city, with a combined goal of raising $56,000. Once again, our local presenting sponsor is Transamerica Long Term Care. Joining them in support of the Walk are Home Care Assistance; Rosalyn G. Rosenthal; Funeral Directors Life Insurance Corporation and Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center of Excellence.Teresa Lambert is serving as honorary chair for this year’s walk. Teresa sums up her commitment to Memory Walk this way: “I am walking, raising money and advocating for Alzheimer’s disease in honor of my father. He is battling this disease daily and so I am.” Starting a team is easy. Log onto the web at www.alz.org/northcentraltexas and follow the links to Memory Walk or call 325-672-2907 or 1-800-272-3900.The Alzheimer’s Association’s Memory Walk, nationally presented by Genworth Financial, is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care and support. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Champions include those living with the disease, families, caregivers, and corporate and community leaders. Americans who have participated in these walks have raised more than $265 million. The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information visit www.alz.org/northcentraltexas.