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Six events to raise awareness and funds for women’s brain health on May 21st

Move-For-MindsMaria Shriv­er and Ann Rom­ney are host­ing women’s brain health event on May 21 (The Boston Globe):

Near­ly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s dis­ease are women. It’s a scary fact, and that’s why Maria Shriv­er has teamed up with Equinox Sports Club to host “Move for Minds,” an event that aims to raise aware­ness and mon­ey to sup­port research on the dis­ease and women’s brain health. It will take place on May 21 at Equinox loca­tions in New York, Wash­ing­ton, D.C., San Fran­cis­co, Los Ange­les, Irvine, Calif., and — of course — Boston…

The thing I’m par­tic­u­lar­ly excit­ed about is con­nect­ing phys­i­cal health to brain health,” said Shriv­er, in a tele­phone inter­view. “Hope­ful­ly next year it will be in 20 cities.” For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it

Know the Num­bers

  • More than 5.3 mil­lion Amer­i­cans are liv­ing with Alzheimer’s.
  • By 2050, this num­ber could be as high as 16 mil­lion.
  • Every 67 sec­onds, some­one in the Unit­ed States devel­ops the dis­ease.
  • Almost two-thirds of Amer­i­cans with Alzheimer’s are women.
  • In her 60s, a woman’s esti­mat­ed life­time risk for devel­op­ing Alzheimer’s is 1 in 6. For breast can­cer it is 1 in 11.
  • More than 60 per­cent of Alzheimer’s and demen­tia care­givers are women.
  • Source: Alzheimer’s Asso­ci­a­tion

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