Greensboro Man to Walk 50 Miles in One Day to Help Families Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease
(New York-February 4, 2019): John Lempp, from Greensboro, NC, and four of his family members will be walking 50 miles in a single day to help raise Alzheimer’s awareness and funds to help families affected by Alzheimer’s. They will be walking in honor of John’s father, Arthur Lempp, who passed away last December after a six year battle with Alzheimer’s.
John Lempp to walk in honor of father who had Alzheimer’s, raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s programs and services for families nationwide.
John, together with his brothers Ken, Andrew, and Bob, and Bob’s son-in-law, Brady Tillerson, will be participating in the Kennedy 50-Mile Walk on February 9th, an annual endurance walk along the East Coast Greenway trail from Potomac, MD to Harpers Ferry, WV. The Lempp family are undertaking the walk to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to support programs and services which help families living with Alzheimer’s disease throughout the United States.
“We are incredibly inspired by the Lempp family’s efforts and generosity. Making a difference for other families affected by Alzheimer’s disease is a moving and lasting tribute to their loved one,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., AFA’s President and CEO. “We thank them for everything they are doing to further the fight against Alzheimer’s.”
The Kennedy 50-Mile Walk is a unique annual reprise of an endurance feat accomplished by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy in February 1963. At the time, his brother, President John F. Kennedy, to emphasize physical fitness’ importance, challenged the U.S. military to a 50-mile march. President Kennedy made it known that his White House staff should lead this challenge by example. His brother, Attorney General Kennedy, was among the first to set the example, walking nearly18 hours straight in 20 degree weather.
The Lempp family has already raised more than $2,800 for AFA. Individuals can support the Lempp’s efforts by visiting their Facebook fundraising page. Donations can also be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America by visiting www.alzfdn.org/donate or calling AFA at 866-232-8484.
About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure. Its services include a National Toll-Free Helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.