Tom Whalen Will Take Part In ‘Walk To End Alzheimer’s’ In Memory Of His Twin Brother

Over 5-million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. A local event is being held to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

On Sunday October 16, 2016, WFRE’s Tom Whalen will join hundreds of other local residents at the Western Maryland ‘Walk To End Alzheimer’s’. This crippling disease affects 5.4 million Americans.

Tom is going to be walking with ‘Team Hope’ in memory of his twin brother Michael Whalen, who lost a valiant 11 year battle with Alzheimer’s last December.

Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops the disease. Families spend more than $5,000 a year on their care.  Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll on caregivers. Many say they suffer from depression and cut back on their own doctor visits because of their care responsibilities. There will be information and support at the walk for caregivers.

The walk will take place at the Frederick Fairgrounds. Registration starts at 1 PM and the walk begins at 1:30 PM.

Alzheimer’s Disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the U.S.

Join Tom on October 16th for the ‘Walk To End Alzheimer’s’. Together we can make a difference.


-Dianah Gibson