Bose McKinney & Evans LLP ranked first among Central Indiana law firms for funds raised during the 2013 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s ® by raising more than $9,400. The firm’s efforts included donations through individual contributions, employee “casual day” contributions, a golf challenge and other fundraising events.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s support and research. The annual event held in 650 communities around the country calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against the fatal disease, which is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
More than 4,000 people participated in the Indianapolis Walk to End Alzheimer’s held on October 13 at Military Park in Indianapolis. In 2012, Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Indiana Chapter hosted 13 walks around the state with Hoosiers raising $1.5 million. The Indianapolis event alone raised nearly $655,000 in 2012.
Bose McKinney & Evans participates each year in memory of founder Lewis C. Bose who lost his battle with Alzheimer’s in 2001. Bose co-authored many of Indiana’s education and public finance statutes. He also became a nationally recognized leader for presenting solutions for school districts, cities and towns.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Recently, researchers in the U.K. announced a discovery of a chemical that prevents the death of brain tissue in the presence of neurodegenerative disease. Numerous pharmaceutical companies, including Eli Lilly and Company, are working on products to diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s as the search for a cure continues.