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Fayetteville, W.Va. – Fayette Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (N&RC) has partnered with and is sponsoring the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s annual event to raise money and awareness about the disease. The West Virginia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves all 55 counties in West Virginia and organizes 10 walks in W.Va. and an additional one in Athens, Oh.

Fayette N&RC presented the Alzheimer’s Association with a $1,000 donation from the AMFM Charitable Foundation, Inc., which provides funds to AMFM’s 18 centers and give to community organizations and charities.  
“The money raised goes to a variety of resources for those people who are facing this terrible disease every day,” said Nicole Nesmith, Walk to End Alzheimer’s Coordinator.

The walk is scheduled for Saturday, September 15 at the Beckley/Raleigh County Convention Center. Registration begins at 9:00 am and opening ceremonies begin an hour later at 10:00 am.   

There are an estimated 37,000 West Virginians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and more than 107,000 family and friends helping to provide care for those individuals. The annual walk will help directly fund programs and services for West Virginians.

“These funds help with support groups, community workshops, care consultations and more completely free of charge,” Nesmith said. “Many of the volunteers in the support groups have already been through the experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s.”

To register for the walk online please go to: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/WV-WestVirginia?pg=entry&fr_id=11641, or people interested in supporting the event can register the morning of the walk. There is no fee for registration.

For more information contact Fayette N&RC at (304) 574-0770.

About AMFM:
AMFM operates 18 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers throughout West Virginia. The care centers operate in Braxton, Boone, Clay, Cabell, Summers, Fayette, Hardy, Greenbrier, Webster, Wayne, McDowell, Lincoln, Wyoming, Harrison (Clarksburg & Bridgeport), Marshall, Taylor and Mercer counties. 

AMFM’s mission is “to exemplify excellence in quality care to our customers by providing an environment that enhances personal growth, individuality, dignity and respect.”

 

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