SAPT is stronger than Alzheimer’s!

I'm stepping out of the background (where I quietly manage the SAPT office and perform administrative miracles), to announce that SAPT is participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day fundraiser on June 18. Everyone at SAPT feels strongly about supporting the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission. Our owner, Sarah Walls, lost both of her grandmothers to the disease and my mother passed away in 2015 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. I'm organizing this fundraiser to honor my father, who lovingly cared for Mom for years, and to help further Alzheimer's research for the sake of my sister, brother, and daughters. 

 

The staff at SAPT was incredibly supportive as I traveled back and forth to my parents' home last year to help care for my mom. Now they're supporting me again by helping me organize and staff this event that is so close to my heart. 

My mom and daughter in 2006

My mom and daughter in 2006

 

On June 18, we’ll fill the 16 daylight hours with free workouts and classes. In return, we’re asking for donations that will go to support the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

 

There are lots of ways to get involved. Join our team and help us raise money, donate to our team in advance, and/or join us on June 18. SAPT will be open to the public that day, so invite your friends, family, and neighbors!


Want to join our Longest Day team and help us towards our $5000 fundraising goal? Visit our team page and sign up! Everyone that joins our team and raises $200 or more will get a free SAPT t-shirt and my undying gratitude!

 

No matter how you choose to get involved, please put June 18 on your calendar. We've got 16 hours to fill with lifting heavy things and your hour (or longer!) workout that day will help us prove that we're stronger than Alzheimer's!

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Did you know

 

  • Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s.

  • Every 66 seconds someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s. 

  • Alzheimer’s is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. 

  • As many as 16 million people will have the disease by 2050.

Learn more here.