Pat Summitt and the Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

Pat Summitt the winningest coach in College Basketball history, Woman's or Men's, died Tuesday of Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease.

 

Summitt, the legendary Lady Volunteers women’s basketball coach, left behind a legacy that included 1,098 victories and eight national championships when she retired in 2012. She left a lasting mark on her school, her sport, and college sports in general. Pat was only 64.

 

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's Disease. It's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. One in three seniors die with Alzheimer's Disease or other forms of dementia. It kills more than Breast Cancer and Prostrate Cancer combined and it's not a disease that preys only on the elderly, as you can see in Pat's case, early onset Alzheimer's is robbing families of their loved ones at younger and younger ages.

 

The most frightening fact is that there is no cure for Alzheimer's Disease. There are no survivors. Ever.

 

Please join Churchill Estates in the fight to find a cure, the Walk to End Alzheimer's is on October 9th at Eugene's Alton Baker Park. You can join our walk team or start your own. We invite you to partner with us to raise funds and awareness in hopes that together, we can #EndAlz forever. Let's do it to honor Pat Summitt and the millions of Americans who have succumbed from the Alzheimer's epidemic. 

 

Click here to join our walk team today: http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2016/OR-Oregon?pg=team&fr_id=9246&team_id=323226&skip_login_page=true