Extreme Grandma takes risks for Alzheimer's awareness


by New Day Producers


Posted on September 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 19 at 3:48 PM

More than 150,000 people in Washington State are living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia and it’s the third leading cause of death in our state. Ann Hunt’s husband, Jim, passed away two years ago, after battling Alzheimer’s for years. Ann says Jim was the adventurous one in their family. Now she is looking to take a few risks of her own to help raise awareness of Alzheimer’s and have fun along the way. Ann visits New Day with Justine Stevens, who helped organize the annual “Walk to End Alzheimer’s”, to share more about the event and how the money raised goes to help various programs and families.

Learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association - Western and Central Washington Chapter and the many programs it offers to individuals and families affected by Alzheimer's and dementia.

Website:  http://www.alz.org/alzwa/

Facebook: Alzheimer's Association - Western and Central Washington Chapter

Here's a list of upcoming Walks to End Alzheimers:

Saturday, September 21 (This is also Alzheimer's Action Day)

Saturday, September 28

Saturday, October 5

Saturday, October 12