Walk to End Alzheimer's
Every fall, we're proud to team up with the Alzheimer's Association for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's! In downtown San Luis Obispo, community members join our chapter in a movement to find a cure for the tragic illness.
According to the Alzheimer's Association, Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and worsen over time, often interfering with everyday tasks. 5 million people in the United States are currently living with the illness and 83,000 die from it every year. Additionally, women have a 1 in 6 chance of developing Alzheimer's compared to men's 1 in 11 chance.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's is an event that our members hold dear to our hearts, as it has affected many of our loved ones. Each year, Sigma Kappa raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to fund Alzheimer's research, care, and awareness.