BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — We just received a press release from an Alzheimer’s support group and while it is out of our immediate area, we believe it’s worth passing along here:
The third annual “Big Scramble” will take place this Saturday starting at 10:00 am in South Beach. The “Amazing Race” style event now has over 120 confirmed participants who have formed 37 teams. All of the funds raised from this event are going directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. Members of the press are invited to key locations to report on and film the participants. There is still time to register today!
Last year, over 160 racers participated and brought the total funds raised to over $20,000 in the past two years. This year over 200 participants are expected. The event is appropriate for athletes and non-athletes alike.
The event is being organized by Elias Jimenez, owner of Adventurous Concepts, who said, “I decided to organize this event after seeing the impact of Alzheimer’s firsthand on both the affected individual and the caregiver and the emotional, social, and physical costs it exacts. This disease will only become more prevalent as the baby boom generation ages. My hope is that this effort contributes in some way to finding a cure or better techniques in managing this disease“
The Big Scramble will be held on February 11th, in South Beach, Miami. Registration is currently open right now. You can register for the event or find out more information by visiting www.thebigscramble.com or by calling race director Elias Jimenez 1-305-479-5767.
The Alzheimer’s Association, Southeast Florida Chapter is a local 501 (c)3 organization committed to helping the families of Okeechobee, St. Lucie, Martin, Palm Beach, Broward, Miami-Dade and Monroe counties. The Chapter advances efforts for researching a cure through fundraising and its signature event Walk to End Alzheimer’s™, and provides support and educational services to more than 200,000 persons with Alzheimer’s disease and their families and caregivers in its service area. It offers a 24-hour HELPLINE (800) 272-3900, support groups, Alzheimer’s Association TrialMatch™, the Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® identification bracelet program, Comfort Zone®, community education, and an advocacy program to educate Congress on critical Alzheimer’s policy issues and work to increase federal funding for research and care programs. The Association’s mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. As a national organization, Alzheimer’s Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world. For more information or to make a donation, please call 1 (800) 861-7826 or visit www.alz.org/seflorida <http://www.alz.org/seflorida>.