Beth Bershok Named 2018 Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Co-Chair
PITTSBURGH, PA, JANUARY 31, 2018 – Kevin Acklin, former Chief of Staff and Chief Development Officer to Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto, joins the Alzheimer’s Association® as the 2018 Pittsburgh Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Chair. Along with co-chair Beth Bershok, Regional Marketing Director for Herbein + Company, Inc., the Pittsburgh Walk is looking forward to another successful year.
“I am honored to serve as Chairman of this year’s effort to support the great research work being done in our region,” said Acklin, “the funds raised during Walk go towards finding a cure for Alzheimer’s as well as provide critical care and support for families of loved ones afflicted with this terrible disease”.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Walk participants will complete a 2 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
Pittsburgh’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s earned national recognition last year coming in at #27 as a Nationwide Top 30 Walk. Pittsburgh brought in almost $540,000 last year and looks to reach even higher on the Top 30 list this year with our new Chair and Co-Chair.
“We are very energized by the addition of Kevin and Beth to their respective roles for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Gail Roddie-Hamlin, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter, “I’m confident they are going to bring our event to a whole new level giving us a greater reach to raise awareness for this deadly disease and ultimately fund the research to help find a cure.”
Pittsburgh’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on the North Shore and the date will be announced in the coming months. Over 4,000 people from the Pittsburgh area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.