Local Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants part of national top earning team


EUREKA, CA. – Even though this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is over, it’s not too late to step in and support the cause – and some locals are part of a team close to raising the 4th highest amount nationally in this year’s fundraiser.

The walk took place in Eureka this month on the 14th, but some local walkers’ passion to end Alzheimer’s extends far beyond those few miles.

Donations are still being collected up until the end of December, and team members of ‘Visiting Angels of Eureka’ are not giving up, after gathering thousands already.

The money goes towards research for treatment and providing services for those with Alzheimer’s and their care takers.

“I figured that since Alzheimer’s hasn’t stopped we need to keep raising funds all year long, even if the walk isn’t coming up, or has happened,” said Visiting Angels of Eureka team member, Jeanne O’Neale, “Last Wednesday I had another granddaughter born – and I don’t want my kids, or all the other kids at the hospital being born, to have to deal with this. We need to put a stop to it.”

To help the Visiting Angels secure their 4th place fundraising lead nationwide, which would earn them a 5,000 dollar bonus, you can make a contribution online at: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/CA-NorthernCaliforniaandNorthernNevada?team_id=399128&pg=team&fr_id=10285

After January 1st, the team plans to start fundraising once again for next year.