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Racing 4 Your Memories: Walk/Run to Benefit Alzheimer�s Association

Farmington Hills, MI (April 30, 2008)--- Three years ago, Dr. Paul Jackson, a Botsford Hospital family doctor at Livonia Family Physicians, founded the “Racing 4 Your Memories” 5K Walk and 5K/10K Run to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter.  This year’s event will be Sunday, May 18 at Kensington Metropark in Milford at Martindale Beach.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk/run begins at 8:30 a.m.

Alzheimer’s disease affects 5 million Americans, over 75,000 in the Detroit Metro area.  Over 19 million Americans say they have a family member with Alzheimer’s disease.  Money raised from “Racing 4 Your Memories” provides education, training and support services for local Alzheimer’s patients and their families.  This year’s fundraising goal is $30,000.

Registration for the walk/run is available at www.racing4yourmemories.kintera.org or contact the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Michigan Chapter at (248) 996-1060 to obtain a brochure and registration form.  All ages and athletic abilities are welcome.  Early bird registration is $15 for walkers and $20 for runners.  After May 9, registration is $20 for walkers and $25 for runners.

Botsford Hospital, an independent 330-bed community teaching hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965.  Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2006 Governor’s Award for Improving Patient Safety and Quality of Care in the Hospital Setting, and, in 2007, a three-year recertification as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.  Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org

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