Posted on Oct 11, 2013

USF College of Nursing Participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

USF College of Nursing Participates in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

University of South Florida College of Nursing attended the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the Curtis Hixon Park on Oct. 5, 2013. The USF Health College of Nursing Caregiving Lab team, under the leadership of Meredeth Rowe, RN, PhD, FGSA, FAAN, professor and endowed chair at USF College of Nursing, took part in the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

“We walked to help reclaim the future for millions,” Dr. Rowe said. “By participating in the 2013 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we are committed to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer research, care and support.”

USF College of Nursing took part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’
(Right to Left). USF Health College of Nursing Caregiving Lab team: Research Project Manager Brandi Mallek, Dr. Meredeth Rowe, Unit Research Administrator Cathryn Branch, Research Administrator Janice Walker, Research Assistant Taujihana Brown, and their family members, at the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. 

The Caregiving Lab team raised $1,210, double the amount they raised last year. That money will go towards research to help treat and prevent Alzheimer’s, and provide programs to improve the lives of millions of people affected by the disease.

“The event was such great success,” said Taujihana Brown. “We raised more money than last year, and attendance was a lot higher.”

Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s and that number is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050.

If you’d like to get involved or make a donation please visit USF Health College of Nursing Caregiving Lab Team’s profile on the Alzheimer’s Association page here.

For more related stories on Dr. Meredeth Rowe, her Caregiving Lab team and their work in the community read here.