Race to Reverse 5K in Lombard



CHICAGO, IL—Lace up your running shoes and join the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter for the second annual Race to Reverse 5K on Sunday, April 18, 2010 in Lombard.  Check-in begins at the Lombard Commons, S Fairfield Ave and E Maple St. at 6:30 a.m.


“This race highlights the beautiful parks, paths, and friendly streets of Lombard,” said Kim Oakley, manager of special events for the Chapter.  “One of the main goals for Race to Reverse 5K is to get everyone involved and show support for the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter, whether through corporate sponsorship, participating in the run, or just as a spectator!  Participants who raise the minimum amount will receive a race day t-shirt.”­­­


Oakley went on to explain, “5.3 million United States citizens have Alzheimer’s disease, in Illinois there are 210,000 people who have the disease, however, there are more than a half million people in Illinois who are touched by the devastating affects of Alzheimer’s disease.  This number will continue to skyrocket as the Baby Boomers begin to enter the age of greatest risk for development of the disease.  All funds raised will go toward local programs and services and help to fund research on a national level.  The Race to Reverse 5K is a great way to raise money for our cause while enjoying the benefits of living an active healthy lifestyle.”


To register, donate, or volunteer for the Race to Reverse 5K call 847.933.2413 or visit www.alz.org/illinois.


About the Alzheimer’s Association – The Alzheimer’s Association, the world leader in Alzheimer ­­­­research and support, is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and cure for Alzheimer’s. Since 1980, the donor supported, nonprofit Alzheimer’s Association has provided reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced public policy changes. The Greater Illinois Chapter serves 68 counties with offices in Bloomington, Carterville, Chicago, Joliet, Rockford and Springfield. For more information, call our Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/illinois.