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Community for a Cure fundraiser held today

Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-23 18:45:11-04

Community for a Cure held their annual fundraiser today, selling tasty jambalaya to fund Alzheimer’s research.

The event, held at the LGMC Grand Molett Medical Arts Center Parking lot, featured jambalaya cooked by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

An estimated 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease. By 2020, this number is expected to rise to nearly 14 million.

“We all share a passion for those with Alzheimer’s disease and a passion for finding a cure; raising money so that our community can have educational programs and have information to help loved ones of those suffering with the disease to make their way through this journey,” organizer Susan Amos tells us.

Last year, a group of like-minded individuals formed the Community for a Cure committee. These people shared a passion and commitment to those affected by Alzheimer’s disease & dementia. Many of the members have lost someone to the disease or have a loved one currently struggling with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Their goal is to raise money and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease so that someday soon, a cure can be found.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be held next Saturday at Blackham Coliseum, is the Alzheimer’s Associations largest fundraising event.

Community for a Cure plans to present the funds raised at their upcoming fundraiser to the Alzheimer’s Association at the upcoming Walk.

Community for a Cure committee members include representatives from Senior Helpers, Garden View Assisted Living, The Blake, Brookdale Lafayette, Rosewood Assisted Living, Cedar Crest Memory Care and NW Mutual.
Cash Way Pharmacy of Scott-Duson was this year’s 2018 Presenting Sponsor.

Other local businesses that have agreed to sponsor or donate include Beehive Homes of Youngsville, Right at Home, Acadiana Physical Therapy Services, A Care Partner, Acadian Hospice & Palliative Care, grace Hospice & Palliative Care, Heart of Hospice, Evangeline Home Health and Oceans Behaviorial Hospital.