Man to walk through Clear Creek to raise money for Alzheimer’s research

By Ian Neligh
Posted 6/21/11

For the Courant

For the seventh year in a row, Fred Wolfe will walk through Clear Creek County to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.

Wolfe walks 118 …

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Man to walk through Clear Creek to raise money for Alzheimer’s research

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For the Courant
For the seventh year in a row, Fred Wolfe will walk through Clear Creek County to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease.
Wolfe walks 118 miles from Denver to Vail. This year, his goal is to complete the route up Floyd Hill from Denver through Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Silver Plume and over Loveland and Vail passes in four days. He will step through the county on July 1 and 2.
Wolfe’s father died of Alzheimer’s disease. Wolfe now supports the Colorado chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association as a member of the board of directors, and with his efforts to raise money for research and awareness. His annual walks have garnered $250,000 in community support.
Every 70 seconds someone in the nation develops Alzheimer’s disease, and in 2010 nearly 15 million family and friends provided 17 billion hours of unpaid care to those with the disease and other forms of dementia. As the population ages in Clear Creek County and across the nation, those numbers are expected to rise.
Wolfe has invited members of the community to join him on parts of his walk through Clear Creek. For the past two years, local resident Linda Trenbeath, who is also the health educator for Clear Creek Public and Environmental Health, has joined him for portions of his walk and has provided outreach on Alzheimer’s in the community.
The pace of the walk is brisk, she said, but it is inspiring to know that each step supports greater awareness for a dreadful disease.
If you are interested in joining Wolfe, call Trenbeath at 303-679-2386 or e-mail her at ltrenbeath@co.clear-creek.co.us.

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