Fred Wolfe of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado

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Fred Wolfe of Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado

Wolfe has helped to raise nearly $400,000 for Alzheimer’s research

with his annual 115 mile walk from Denver to Vail

Denver, CO (September 2012) – Fred Wolfe, a leading broker at Fuller Sotheby’s International Realty, was recently honored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Colorado for the work he’s done to help raise almost $400,000 for Alzheimer’s research.  Wolfe received the Champion for the Alzheimer’s Association award as part of the Association’s recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, which draws attention to the work being done on the National Alzheimer’s Plan, progress on the Colorado State Alzheimer’s Plan and the new Alzheimer’s disease research programs at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Fred has personally helped to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Alzheimer’s research based on his annual walk from Denver to Vail.  Every July, since 2005, Wolfe has made the 115-mile trek in tribute to his father, who passed away from the disease, and as a way to raise public awareness.  Through donations from his friends and family, clients and associates he has greatly supported Alzheimer’s research.

“During all of my walks, I’ve had the chance to stop and talk with people, and help raise awareness,” Wolfe said. “Most everyone I meet has a family member, friend or loved one who has somehow been affected by Alzheimer’s, which shows how vast and far-reaching this disease actually is.  I hope that my walks have helped in the fight against it.”

If you’re interested in supporting this important cause, you can make a donation at www.alzco.org/fredswalk, or by sending a check payable to Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO  80203 (please note “Fred Wolfe’s Walk” in the memo portion of your check).

Some important facts to know about Alzheimer’s disease:

  • Every 69 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and more people are diagnosed with this disease than prostate and breast cancer combined.
  • One out of eight people in the U.S. over 65 will develop the disease.
  • 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime.
  • 72,000 people in Colorado have the disease and 70% are cared for at home.
  • There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

With the help of so many generous friends and supporters, the Alzheimer’s Association continues to push forward in its efforts to transform how to detect, treat and eventually prevent this disease.

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter is the premier source of information and support for the more than 72,000 Coloradoans with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.  Through its statewide network of offices, the Alzheimer’s Association offers education, counseling, support groups, Medic Alert® + Alzheimer’s Association Safe Return® and a 24-hour Helpline, at no cost to families, and funds advancements in research to prevent, treat and eventually conquer this disease. The Alzheimer’s Association advocates for those living with Alzheimer’s and their families on related legislative issues, and with health and long-term care providers. For information call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900, or visit alz.org/co

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