Walk to End Alzheimer's Day Proclamation at Sept. 1 City Council Meeting

Community team members with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s received a proclamation from Mayor Harry Rediger at the Sept. 1 City Council meeting, marking Sept. 19 at “Walk to End Alzheimer’s Day” in Cape Girardeau.
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The proclamation’s text is as follows:
Whereas, Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, and the only cause of death among the top 10 in the country that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. Whereas, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are a public health crisis causing hardship and heartbreak to a great many people, families, caregivers and communities, including the City of Cape Girardeau and the Southeast Missouri Area; and whereas, 5.4 million Americans, two-third of who are women, are now living with Alzheimer’s disease,with one additional person diagnosed every 67 seconds; and Whereas, in 2015, Alzheimer’s and other dementias will cost the nation $226 billion, which is expected to rise as high as $1.1 trillion by 2050; and whereas, the Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, through whose efforts diagnostic tools are becoming more accurate, treatments more effective, and a cure more promising; and whereas, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging our residents to participate in the 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, to be held on Saturday, September 19th, at 9 a.m., at Cape County Park North, by starting a team, joining a team, volunteering or donating at www.alz.org/stl; and whereas, the City Council of the Cape Girardeau wishes to show its support for the goals and work of the Alzheimer’s Association by encouraging learning about Alzheimer’s and taking action to end Alzheimer’s. Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that I, Harry E. Rediger, Mayor of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, do hereby proclaim, Saturday, September 19th, 2015, as 2015 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Day. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, this 1st day of September, A.D., 2015.