I don’t ever want to get to that point,” said Bouldin.
More than 16 million Americans will be living with Alzheimer’s or dementia by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In response, Higher Power Fitness Training Company wants to reduce the possibility and host its first annual Diabetes, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk April 14.
These diseases are personal to Casaundra Bouldin, 26, founder and general manager of Higher Power Fitness. She watched her grandparents suffer with diabetes and dementia until both of them succumbed to the diseases less than three years apart.
Loss of her loved ones is Bouldin’s primary motivation for creating an opportunity to raise awareness.
Today, she wants to raise awareness about each disease and offer forms of prevention so people will not suffer like her grandparents.
“I don’t ever want to get to that point,” said Bouldin. “And I don’t want anyone I know to get to that point either. We have to take care of ourselves and our bodies for now and old age,” she says.
American Diabetes Association (ADA) reported in 2016 that more than 30.3 million Americans of all ages are living with diabetes. Certain ethnicities are more at risk than others, according to 2016 ADA-published reports.
Native Americans are most at-risk with 15.1 percent diagnosed, Non-Hispanic blacks follow with a high of 12.7 percent diagnosed, and non-Hispanic whites with 7.4 percent diagnosed. Diagnosis is high but prevention is low.
“People don’t think certain illnesses will affect them at any point,” Raymond Bruce, 28, a physical fitness trainer and professional weight lifter, said. “Or they always assume things will happen when you get old.”
Bouldin plans to help dispel that myth during the Awareness Walk. The event will begin with an information session about these key statistics.
Higher Power Fitness’s Diabetes, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk will also provide local D.C. metropolitan residents an opportunity to give back just as spring starts.
Registration begins 7:00 a.m. at Bowie Town Center located in Bowie, Maryland. The Awareness Walk will start at the center’s food court and will end by 11:00 a.m at the starting point.
You can also participate in the opportunity without being present at the event. Bouldin welcomes donations through the company website.
Higher Power Fitness Training Company seeks to enhance overall well-being for its customers. The organization provides health and wellness support, financial guidance, in-person and remote training, and consulting services that encourage holistic fitness. Services are tailored to meet customer needs through an online platform.
Individuals and families can purchase customized fitness and consultative plans through www.higherpowerfit.com or choose to participate in a charitable activity like the Diabetes, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk.
The Walk will also launch the company’s WELL SIX program, a non-profit designed to provide preventative methods and post-care to individuals living with Type 2 Diabetes. Donations provided for the Awareness Walk will build this initiative.
Help support caregivers, peers living with these illnesses, and the loved ones of those impacted. Don’t miss your chance to join the Diabetes, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s Awareness Walk. Sign up today at www.higherpowerfit.com !
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