Wash your car, or walk, to help fight Alzheimer’s

LIHUE — Residents and staff of the Regency at Puakea will be hosting a car wash to benefit the Kauai Alzheimer’s Association today.

“It’s a donation car wash,” said Sharon Lasker, Regency’s director of marketing. “Donate $5 or donate $20. It’s up to you. All of the proceeds go to the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.”

Located at 2130 Kaneka St., immediately across the street from the Chiefess Kamakahelei Middle School, the car wash will be held from 9 a.m. through 1 p.m. on the golf course side of the retired and assisted living facility.

In addition to the car wash, Lasker said there will be $5 hot dog lunches featuring freshly-grilled hot dogs with choice of chips, homemade cookie and a choice of canned beverage (non-alcoholic).

The Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, hosts five walks throughout Hawaii to help in the battle against Alzheimer’s.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the signature event for the Alzheimer’s Association, bringing together family, friends, caregivers and concerned community members.

Walkers are encouraged to sign up for the Kauai walk, which has a goal of $25,000. The Hawaii goal is $185,000 to support the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter. Registration can be done by visiting www.act.alz.org.

The walk will be held on Aug. 31 at Kukui Grove Center.

Alzheimer’s is a disease which attacks the brain. It is the most common form of dementia, states the Alzheimer’s Association website.

Currently, the association estimates there are 31,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the state of Hawaii, having offices on Kauai, Oahu, Maui (serving Maui, Molokai and Lanai), and the Big Island. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Visit www.alz.org/hawaii for more information.

• Dennis Fujimoto, staff writer and photographer, can be reached at 245-0453 or dfujimoto@ thegardenisland.com.


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