3rd Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5K Run/Walk Set for Aug 6

Athletes Against Alzheimers

The old saying goes, “the third time is the charm”!  On August 6, 2017, the 3rd Annual Athletes Against Alzheimer’s 5k Run/Walk, presented by Loftus Wealth Strategies, is planned.  The 5k run/walk will benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter.

Michael Loftus, of Loftus Wealth Strategies, a wealth management and financial planning business in Dagsboro, is the event founder.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association website, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior; the life-interfering symptoms worsen over time and there is no cure.

“The third one will be the charm! We hope to exceed what we raised last year, which was $25,000. If we do that, we will have raised nearly $70,000 in our three-year history. The event funds the treatment, research and support for those affected by Alzheimer’s and their caregivers,” said Loftus. “I challenge runners, sponsors, volunteers, residents and visitors, to help us beat our ambitious goal of $25,000. Registration for runners, volunteers and sponsors is open, and together, we will support the work of this important charity and end the vicious disease.”

“Our sponsors are important partners in our fight against Alzheimer’s.” said Loftus. “Generous support from local businesses significantly moves the needle toward our goal. I want to thank our past and current sponsors and encourage other businesses to join forces with us to make our race stronger and the fight against this terrible disease.  Another fun way to participate is to create a fundraising team.  Families and businesses can rally together to raise money!”

In addition to Loftus Wealth Strategies, current sponsors are: 26 Salon & Spa, Anne Powell Group at Keller Williams, Baja Beach House Grill, Coastal Point, County Bank, Creative Resource Group, DJ Padraig, Fairway Mortgage, Tom and Candace Hickman & Family, Home Instead Senior Care, Law Offices of Scott & Shuman, and Law Offices of Susan Pittard Weidman, Tidewater Physical Therapy. Additional opportunities are available.

Produced by Focus Multisports, the fast, flat and scenic 5k run/walk features on-course entertainment by DJ Padraig, awesome awards, and a post-race party.  Focus Multisports, known for successful events such as the Bethany Beach First Responders Triathlon/Duathlon/Aquabike, Coastal Delaware Running Festival, Boo-B-Que by the Sea, Surfin’ Snowman 5 Miler, and Justin’s Beachouse 5k, is sure to deliver well-organized, and fun event.  Individuals and teams are encouraged to join the fundraising effort, and cash donations are fully tax-deductible.

Register at www.alzrun.com in July to guarantee a special tech shirt.  Visit the Facebook page, ALZRunWalk, for more details and updates. For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter, visit alz.org/delval.