Rotary Club

The 12-member team from the Rotary Club of the Livermore Valley raise funds to help end Alzheimer's.

On Oct. 26, the Rotary Club of the Livermore Valley scored big on behalf of the fight against Alzheimer’s. Twelve volunteers raised over $9,700, landing them in a top spot among the East Bay’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s teams.

“It seems that just about everyone has a personal story to relate about how Alzheimer’s has impacted their family,” said Team Captain Eduardo Salaz. “I’m very proud of our efforts. We were ranked nine out of the top 10 teams in the East Bay. That was a great showing for a relatively small team.”

Funds can continue to be counted toward this event until December 31. At the Oct. 26 event held San Ramon, 304 teams raised $626,286 — just $38,714 shy of its $665,000 goal.

Between 2000 and 2017, the number of deaths attributed to Alzheimer’s has increased 145%. It is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. Those who would like to donate may do so at 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's - East Bay Area: act.alz.org.