Chili Cook-Off honors inaugural World Alzheimer’s Month

ST. GEORGE – This month of September has been designated as the inaugural World Alzheimer’s Month and the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter is recognizing it with its third annual Chili Cook-Off Benefit and a shout out to all to wear purple on Sept. 21.

The Chili Cook-off will take place at Red Cliffs Health and Rehab, located at 1745 East 280 North, St. George, on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for lunch and chili sampling is $5 per person. All proceeds go toward the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to take place in November.

Chili cooks are still welcome to enter their prize chilis in the contest. Contact Lydia at 435-628-7770 to enter.

With more than 35 million people living with dementia around the world and nearly 15 million Americans caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s, this global epidemic demands the same attention as its peers in the top 10 causes of death in the U.S.

Rand McCullough of Coldwell Banker Premier Realty and President of the Washington County Board of Realtors announced that member firms have been invited to participate in the World Alzheimer’s Day Sept. 21.

“We are really excited to team up with Coldwell Banker on World Alzheimer’s Day,” said Jessica Merrill, community outreach and event coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Utah Chapter.

“Creating awareness is key to helping reduce the stigma of Alzheimer’s disease, which will motive people to get a early diagnosis,” said Merrill.

In Utah, there are 33,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and over 133,000 caregivers. Behind every statistic there is a person, and that person has family and friends.

Millions of people are enduring the devastation of this disease that steals memories, independence, control, time and ultimately life.  Yet, there are heroes among us who refuse to back down to this cruel disease that currently has no survivors.


About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’scare, support and research. Its mission is 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. The vision of the association is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit the association’s website or call 800-272-3900.

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