Fighting Alzheimer’s, One Step at a Time

Gainesville Little Guys pose at the Walk to End Alzheimer's event

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. This irreversible, progressive brain disorder slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, making simple tasks a challenge. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, which means most people will experience the disease personally or through a loved one in their lifetime.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s support and research. It’s vital that we do all we can to fight against this disease, and participating in a walk is one small way to help. Little Guys Movers Gainesville was recently given the opportunity to take part in a walk, and they jumped at the chance. “Little Guys is always looking for ways to give back to the community,” says Branch Manager Rusten Bullard. “We try to get involved whenever possible.”

The Little Guys volunteered their time to set up and break down water stations along the planned course, as well as remove trash from the area after the walk was complete. Furthermore, all of the employees who helped set up the event actually participating in the walk itself! It was a great day of bonding as a team, and taking the smallest step toward finding a cure for Alzheimer’s.

To learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and find a walk near you, visit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website.