Four generations of the Cooper-Pollock family will take part in the Greater Boston Walk to End Alzheimer's, including 89-year-old Newton resident Audrey Cooper.
She will walk in honor of her late husband David, who battled Alzheimer's. Audrey will be part of the Cooper-Pollock team, which also includes her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The walk supports the Alzheimer's Association. The organization helped Cooper and her family with the the hard times dealing with Alzheimer's and provided valuable resources, programs and information, according to Audrey's daughter Marion Pollock, also of Newton.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, according to the Alzheimer's Association. As baby boomers age, the number of people with Alzheimer’s disease will increase well above the more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s today.
On the day of walk, Sept. 29, the Cooper-Pollock team will participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's. Also joining the walk will be Team Newton, which will meet at Canal Park at the CambridgeSide Galleria at 8:30 a.m. For information about the walk click here.