Just a reminder that our annual fundraiser for the San Antonio and South Texas Alzheimer’s Association is next Saturday, March 26, at Mission County Park. Details are below. It’s Easter weekend, so come on out and learn about the disease and have some fun, too! And if it’s a last minute decision, you can always sign up at the event.
Papouli’s Greek Grill
4th Annual Papouli’s Race To Remember 5k/10k Run/Walk
SAN ANTONIO (March 1, 2016) – Papouli’s Greek Grill, the local chain known for their Greek foods, announces its 4th Annual- Race To Remember 5/10K Run/Walk Fundraiser, benefitting the San Antonio and South Texas Alzheimer’s Association. The event will be held on March 26, 2016, at Mission County Park, with a start time of 8am. Top three winners in various categories of the timed/chipped race will receive awards and all profits go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Register w/ IAAP, Papouli’s event sponsor, at www.IAAPweb.com. $25 for 5K / $45 for 10K.
“We’re privileged to again partner with the local Alzheimer’s Association in raising awareness and funding towards conquering this terrible disease that impacts many in our community and across the U.S.”, says Nick Anthony, Papouli’s founder. Anthony’s own Grandmother succumbed to Alzheimer’s related dementia in the 1980s.
The benefits of an active lifestyle and diet rich in antioxidants are believed to be beneficial to brain health, according to Carl W. Cotman, Ph.D. “Papouli’s recognizes that the Mediterranean lifestyle is a model that may benefit not only one’s general health, but may also have an impact on Alzheimer’s and related dementia.”, Anthony says.
“Every 67 seconds in America someone develops Alzheimer’s disease. It is now the 6th-leading cause of death in the United States. In Texas, an estimated 340,000 individuals, aged 65 and older, having Alzheimer’s disease. To End Alzheimer’s we need to grow fundraising and awareness — through their Race to Remember, Papouli’s Restaurant understands this and we are thrilled to have them as a partner,” states Margaret Barron, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association, San Antonio and South Texas Chapter.
About Papouli’s Greek Grill
Papouli’s was founded in San Antonio, Texas in 2002 by Nick Anthony, who carries on his family’s 100 year legacy in the hospitality industry. The eatery features traditional and contemporary Greek cuisine for refreshingly different casual dining experience, with its award-wining dishes served by a warm, caring staff in the traditions of the Greek culture. http://www.papoulis.com / http://www.TheRaceToRemember.org.
About the Alzheimer’s Association- San Antonio & South Texas Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, working on a global, national and local level to enhance care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. As the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research, the Association is committed to accelerating the global progress of new treatments, preventions and ultimately, a cure.