There’s nothing quite like a summer stroll. Especially when it’s a 118 mile trek — from Denver to Vail — seven years in a row.
For Fred Wolfe, a member of the Sotheby’s International Realty® team since it opened in 2008, walking from Denver to Vail has become an annual tradition that began in 2005. And for good reason. Fred undertook this journey as a personal tribute to his father who passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. Through donations from his friends and family, clients and associates he has raised more than $282,000 to support the Alzheimer’s Association. In recognition of his fundraising walks, he has personally received the Helen Ginsburg Visionary Award 2010 from AWARE, the Alzheimer’s Women’s Association for Research and Education.
“This is one of the most rewarding and worthwhile experiences of my life so I thought I would continue to do it annually to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease,” Wolfe notes.
If you’re interested in supporting this important cause, you can make a donation online at https://www.alzco.org/ssl/donate_wolfe.asp, or by sending a check payable to
Alzheimer’s Association Colorado Chapter 455
Sherman Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80203 (please note “Fred Wolfe’s Walk” in the memo portion of your check).
- Some important facts to know about Alzheimer’s disease:
• Every 69 seconds someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease.
• Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S. and more people are diagnosed with this disease than prostate and breast cancer combined.
• One out of eight people in the U.S. over 65 will develop the disease.
• 10 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their lifetime.
• 72,000 people in Colorado have the disease and 70% are cared for at home.
• There is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease.With the help of so many generous friends and supporters, the Alzheimer’s Association continues to push forward in our efforts to transform how we detect, treat and eventually prevent this disease. Working together, we have more power and potential as we move toward our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.