Wesley Memorial to host annual Alzheimer’s disease fundraiser


September 20 – HIGH POINT – “Autumn Lights,” a candlelit prayer vigil and worship service to raise awareness and financially support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease, will be held Sunday at the Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.

Sponsored by the Church Elders Council, the outdoor event will be an evening of song and prayer, lit by candlelight.

The event will take place outside on the back campus from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cars will be able to enter from 7 p.m. If it rains, the event will take place inside the shrine.

Upon arrival, participants will receive a glass jar votive candle, which will be lit at dusk.

Participants are encouraged to make a donation in honor or in memory of a loved one, with all proceeds going to the Guilford County Alzheimer’s Association. A commemorative prayer booklet listing all award winners and donors will be released in October, and donors will receive a free copy of the booklet in the mail.

Participants can sit on folding church chairs or can bring their own lawn chair or picnic blanket. Masks are encouraged, as well as maintaining a distance of 6 feet from anyone outside of your household.

Last year’s contribution from families and friends of the Wesley Memorial community totaled $ 8,585, making the church the best fundraising team in the county.

In the United States, approximately 6 million people have Alzheimer’s disease, and deaths from Alzheimer’s disease have increased 146% since 2000. It is predicted that by 2050, some 14 million people will have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021, Alzheimer’s disease will cost the United States $ 355 billion. That number is expected to rise to over $ 1.1 trillion by 2050.


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