Fab 40s 5k Run/Walk

Fab 40s 5k Run/Walk, an annual Alzheimer’s fundraiser in July

  • July 29, 2017

    In 2008 we launched a great community event, and we strive to make it even better every year. Realizing there is a tremendous need in the local community to help caregivers and their families, the Fab 40’s committee donates all proceeds from this event to the Alzheimer’s Association www.alz.org.

    We want to increase the understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and its devastating affect on families.  We feel the need to provide an opportunity for affected families to meet and interact with one another.

    This year’s Fab 40′s 5k Run/Walk  will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017.  The name of the race comes from the fabulous forties neighborhood in which the race is held; the East Sacramento community has embraced this event and looks forward to seeing and cheering on all event participants.

     

    SOME FACTS RELATED TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE

    An estimated 5.4 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease.
    Alzheimer’s is the 6th-leading cause of death in the U.S., the 5th in California.
    10 million “Baby Boomers” will develop Alzheimer’s in their lifetime.
    Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death among the top 10 in the United States without a way to prevent, cure or even slow down its progress.
    Two-thirds of those with the disease are women.
    Citizens of the United States develop Alzheimer’s every 69 seconds.
    Nearly half the people aged 85 and older have the disease.
    More than 60 percent of Alzheimer’s caregivers rate their stress level as high or very high.
    Please visit our website at www.alz.org for more helpful information