There's a super easy way to support a wonderful cause in Dubuque happening mere days after the start of 2024.

Asbury Eagles Club will be hosting the annual "Burger Night" fundraiser in support of the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dubuque. The event will be held on Thursday, January 4th, 2024 from 5 - 8pm, and is open to the public.

Photo Credit: Dubuque Walk to End Alzheimer's
Photo Credit: Dubuque Walk to End Alzheimer's
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The cost of "Burger Night" is just $12 for adults and $7 for children under 10. The folks at the Asbury Eagles Club will be serving up a barrage of delicious food including:

  • Burgers
  • Brats
  • Hot dogs
  • French fries
  • Salad bar
  • Baked beans
  • Dessert

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease, per a press release for the upcoming event.

Funds raised at "Burger Night" will help fund Alzheimer’s Association local support and resources as well as worldwide research to fight Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association Iowa Chapter provides free local resources like education programs on topics like the warning signs of Alzheimer’s, behavior changes to expect in a loved one living with the disease and ways to keep your brain healthy.

Just look at some of the statistics, provided by ALZ.org:

Photo Credits: Steve Pulaski & Christine Hess
Photo Credits: Steve Pulaski & Christine Hess
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  • An estimated 6.5 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's in 2022. Seventy-three percent are age 75 or older. About 1 in 9 age 65 and older (10.7%) has Alzheimer's.
  • Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's are women.
  • Older Black Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older Whites.
  • Older Hispanics are about one and one-half times as likely to have Alzheimer's or other dementias as older Whites.
  • As the number of older Americans grows rapidly, so too will the number of new and existing cases of Alzheimer's.
  • By 2050, the number of people age 65 and older with Alzheimer’s may grow to a projected 12.7 million, barring the development of medical breakthroughs to prevent, slow, or cure Alzheimer’s disease.

Last year, I was privileged to emcee the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dubuque. It was an enjoyable event that took place at Dubuque's River's Edge Plaza. The plaza's nearby gazebo provided the ideal setting for walkers and observers to congregate ahead of the 9:30am start-time. The Mississippi River provided a tranquil backdrop once things got underway, and the entire event itself was marked by a palpable sense of enthusiasm.

To purchase tickets for “Burger Night” at Asbury Eagles Club on Thursday, January 4th, email Hailee Kelleher at hkelleher@dupaco.com. Proceeds from “Burger Night” will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Dubuque, IA.

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