El Paso ISD and Alzheimer’s Association Join Forces to Make a Difference at Walk to End Alzheimer’s

El Paso ISD is partnering with the Alzheimer’s Association for the upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s event taking place Nov. 11 at the El Paso Zoo.

As one of the largest employers in the city, El Paso ISD is committed to making a meaningful impact in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions of individuals and families nationwide, including our community. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a vital event dedicated to raising awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. By joining forces with the Alzheimer’s Association, El Paso ISD reaffirms its commitment to social responsibility and community involvement.  

“El Paso ISD is more than an educational institution. We are a pillar of the El Paso community,” El Paso ISD Superintendent Diana Sayavedra said. “We recognize the profound impact of Alzheimer’s disease on our community members and their loved ones. We encourage our district community to support this cause.”

El Paso ISD invites its staff, students and the entire El Paso community to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event Saturday, Nov. 11, 2023, at the El Paso Zoo. Every contribution matters in the fight against Alzheimer’s, whether by forming a team, volunteering, or donating. Every campus will participate in the “Coin Wars” to see which feeder pattern can collect the most loose change.  

“The Alzheimer’s Association is proud to team up with El Paso ISD to bring awareness and support to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in El Paso,” said PJ Ferris, development manager of the Alzheimer’s Association-West Texas Chapter. “A recent study ranked El Paso as 10th in the nation for the prevalence of those living with Alzheimer’s. We must provide an opportunity for the El Paso ISD community to get involved in our initiatives during this era of treatment as there are many households affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia in our community.”  

Click here to get involved, register a team, or learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.