2019 Chatham County 9th Annual Alzheimer’s

Walk & 5K Run

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About the Walk & Run

Galloway Ridge will hold the Chatham County 9th annual Alzheimer’s Walk & 5K Run on September 14, 2019. The USA Track & Field (USATF) course will make its way from Galloway Ridge through Fearrington Village. Runners and walkers of all ages are welcome to attend the race, which will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Eastern North Carolina chapter. The race will be the culmination of Galloway Ridge’s The Longest Day campaign, a series of events dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

This community event will start with race registration at 7:00 a.m. and will feature vendors, refreshments, music and lots of fun. There will be a Fun Run and face-painting, for ages 3 through 13, staring at 8:00 a.m., and the official walk and run will start at Galloway Ridge at 8:30 a.m. Come enjoy the morning, and then stay for the awards ceremony, which will follow the race.

The Chatham County 9th annual Alzheimer’s Walk & 5K Run is the largest Alzheimer’s fundraiser between Chatham and Orange counties. We call on participants of all ages and abilities to be a part of this inspiring event and join the fight against a disease that ranks as the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

To download a copy of the Chatham County 9th annual Alzheimer’s Walk & 5K Run Save the Date, please click here.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research in North Carolina, nationwide and globally.  Here in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association has been dedicated to serve the 170,000 North Carolinians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and/or its related dementias, their caregivers and families.  Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with the talented team at Galloway Ridge and its active and engaged residents of this beautiful Life Plan Community,” says Lisa Roberts, Executive Director for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “Our vision is a ‘World without Alzheimer’s,’ and the wellness culture established at Galloway Ridge has been a beacon in the community. We appreciate your commitment to inspiring meaningful and engaged lives through Galloway’s Lifecare and Brain Health programs that provide superior quality of life and care to its residents and community. With the long history of volunteering and community support at Galloway Ridge, we at the Alzheimer’s Association-Eastern North Carolina chapter are so excited to partner to promote wellness, education and community events that will improve and enhance care and support for all those we serve in the community.”

Have a question? Contact Brandon Rivera at 919-545-2685 or brivera@gallowayridge.com.

Longest Day Campaign Kick-Off Event Schedule

The Longest Day campaign will kick off with the educational series of events!

June
Are You At Risk? Lipid Transport in the Brain in Health and Disease with Dr. Sarah Cohen
Thursday, June 27, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium
Dr. Cohen will discuss the ApoE4 allele being the biggest genetic risk factor for developing late onset Alzheimer’s disease. ApoE is highly expressed in astrocytes and is a key component of lipoprotein particles, which transport lipids from astrocytes to neurons. Sarah Cohen completed her BSc and PhD degrees at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She then trained at the National Institutes of Health, before starting her lab in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology at UNC in October 2017.

 

July
ApoE, Alzheimer’s and Aging with Dr. Lidia Tagliafierro
Thursday, July 25, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium
Dr. Tagliafierro’s research focuses on examining genetic factors and molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, in particular Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), related dementia, and Lewy Body Spectrum disorders. Back in 1993, scientists were excited about a novel association of ApoE with Late Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (LOAD). However, the mechanistic links between ApoE isoforms, LOAD, and aging remain elusive. During this talk, Dr. Tagliafierro will explore the effects of the different APOE genotypes on phenotypic consequences related to aging on pathology-relevant cells using engineered-stem cells isogenic for ApoE. Dr. Lidia Tagliafierro is a Postdoctoral Associate in Dr. Chiba-Falek lab in the Department of Neurology at Duke University Medical Center.

 

August
New directions for therapies? The Immune Response in the Brain and It’s Relationship to Alzheimer’s Disease with Dr. Carol Colton
Thursday, August 29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. – Chapin Auditorium
Dr. Carol Colton has focused her career on examining pathophysiological processes in the brain that are associated with neuro-degeneration and brain immunity and was among the first to study the role of microglia. By using her knowledge on the immune response, Dr. Colton has developed novel mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that more closely mimic the disease pathology and the disease progression observed in humans with AD. Contrary to the predominant view that AD pathology is driven by toxic, pro-inflammatory factors, she has found that pathology in CVN-AD mice is driven by abnormal brain immune repair mechanisms that alter the levels of critical nutrients in the brain’s microenvironment. Dr. Colton has been a Professor at Duke University since 2000 and is involved in public outreach to help others understand Alzheimer’s disease.

 

If you are a guest of Galloway Ridge wishing to attend any of the above events, please park in a visitor’s spot and check in at the front desk. For any questions regarding the educational events above, please contact Cori Cansler at ccansler@gallowayridge.com.

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