- Walks in 41 cities across Texas Sept. 19 through Nov. 21
UnitedHealthcare contributes $100,000, becomes the first-ever
statewide sponsor of Texas Walks in 34 cities
HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Alzheimer’s Association and UnitedHealthcare are hosting the Walk to
End Alzheimer’s® in 34 cities – including San Antonio, Austin, Temple,
Ft. Worth and Brownsville – to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s
care, support and research.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – held annually in more than 600 communities
nationwide – calls on people of all ages and abilities to participate.
UnitedHealthcare will have booths at seven Walks where people can get
information about Medicaid plans, information on upcoming health and
wellness events, health education brochures, and the opportunity to
speak to a UnitedHealthcare subject matter expert face-to-face. Walkers
of all ages will be greeted by UnitedHealthcare mascot Dr. Health E.
Hound, who will kick-off the Walk.
UnitedHealthcare booths and Dr. Health E. Hound will be at the Walk to
End Alzheimer’s® in the following cities:
- Dallas Sept. 26 AT&T at American Airlines Center
Austin Oct. 10 Camp Mabry
- Ft. Worth Oct. 24 Trinity Park
- Brownsville Nov. 7 University of Texas Brownsville
- Temple Nov. 7 Pepper Creek Trails
Houston Nov. 7 Minute Maid Park
UnitedHealthcare has committed $100,000 to the Alzheimer’s Association
Walk to End Alzheimer’s, becoming the first-ever statewide sponsor in
“The Alzheimer’s Association is grateful for UnitedHealthcare’s
statewide sponsorship,” said Alexis Eaton, chief development officer of
Alzheimer’s Association Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter. “Their
generous sponsorship supports our mission to eliminate Alzheimer’s
disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care
and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through
the promotion of brain health.”
According to the National Institute on Aging, experts suggest that more
than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease and that this number
will increase significantly if current population trends continue.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an important part of the Alzheimer’s
Association’s efforts to support research for a disease for which there
is no known cure or treatment,” said Don Langer, CEO of UnitedHealthcare
Community Plan of Texas, and chairman of the 2015 Houston
Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
People interested in joining one of the UnitedHealthcare Walk teams or
starting a team of their own can sign up at http://act.alz.org/site/PageServer?pagename=walk_homepage.
UnitedHealthcare serves more than 4 million Texans enrolled in
employer-sponsored, Medicare and Medicaid health plans with a network of
67 hospitals and more than 63,000 physicians and other care providers
is dedicated to helping people nationwide live healthier lives by
simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and
wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care
providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit
programs for individuals, employers, military service members, retirees
and their families, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and
contracts directly with more than 850,000 physicians and care
professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide
UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:
UNH), a diversified Fortune 50 health and well-being company. For more
information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com
or follow @myUHC on Twitter.
About Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire
community – more than 450,000 participants that include family, friends,
co-workers, social and religious groups and more – in a display of
combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating
disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is
encouraged to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise
awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools
and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.
For more information, visit www.alz.org/walk.
Mary McElrath Jones, 914-933-4615