A traditional walk that takes place in Puerto Rico to raise funds and awareness of the disease Alzheimer; this year it will be led by salsa singer Víctor Manuelle.
The sixth edition of the “Walk for your hero” event will be held on the island on September 26.
The salsa singer said that there is a commitment to caregivers, family members and Alzheimer’s patients. The statement recalls that the salsero’s father suffered from this disease for more than a decade until he died.
To monitor the health and safety of all participants, this edition will be held by “self-service” from 10.00 in the morning and will be transmitted simultaneously through the portal www.facebook.com/victormanuelleonline.
Attendees, in turn, will enjoy musical entertainment from the moment they arrive at the old Normandie Hotel at the entrance of the Old San Juan islet.
Upon entering Calle San Agustín, they will be able to greet Víctor Manuelle from their vehicles in order to maintain physical distance.
The first 500 vehicles to arrive will receive a package with educational material, hygiene and personal care items, among other things.
“The pandemic It didn’t stop us last year and neither did this year. We decided to make a hybrid event in order to take care of the well-being and health of all, “said the interpreter of” Victims the two. “
“I will continue with the mission of raising awareness about this disease that statistically continues to grow on the island,” he said.
The traditional charity event will take place on Sunday, September 26, starting at 10:00 (14:00 GMT) -local time- and will benefit the “De Frente al Alzheimer” Foundation.
“(Neurodegenerative disease) does not stop because of covid-19, so neither do we,” said Ivonne Rivera, executive director of the De Frente al Alzheimer Foundation.
“We want to maintain our commitment to guide and support Alzheimer’s patients, family members and caregivers by following the responsibility and social commitment to be part of putting a stop to Covid-19 infections,” he emphasized.
The World Health Organization defines Alzheimer’s as a degenerative disease of brain cells (neurons) of a progressive nature and of unknown origin and one of the forms of more widespread dementia and known.
Dementia is a general term that encompasses several manifestations, including gradual loss of memory, impaired judgment, disorientation, difficulty learning, loss of speech skills and the ability to perform routine tasks.
The Fundación De Frente al Alzheimer was created in 2015 and since then has had the support of the singer.
Thanks to their efforts, they have been able to help more than 400 Puerto Rican families by reimbursing expenses related to the care of Alzheimer’s patients, such as companion services, nursing, medical services, distribution of adult diapers, medications and medical equipment. among others.
The commemorative t-shirts for this sixth edition of “Walk for your hero” are available at all local Me Salvé stores.
In addition, people will be able to make their donations through ATH Móvil (Donations De Frente al Alzheimer) and by Paypal.
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