Affinity Gaming walks to end Alzheimer’s

With Sherry Swensk of KLAS-TV Channel 8 and John Huck of KVVU-TV Channel 5 to lead the way as hosts, more than 2,100 participants took to the streets on Oct. 27 in the 2018 Las Vegas Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Presented by Affinity Gaming, the two-mile walk, one of more than 600 held nationwide, kicked off at Town Square on Las Vegas Boulevard South. During the event, participants were able to learn more about the disease and given information about clinical studies, advocacy opportunities and support programs. More than 1,900 Affinity Gaming employees joined in the event. Since 2016, Affinity Gaming has contributed $206,650 to the association with the majority of that contribution staying in Southern Nevada.

As of Oct. 31, the local page of the Alzheimer’s Association website reported that the event has raised $223,325, or 77 percent of its $290,000 goal.  All funds raised support the Alzheimer’s Association.

Top corporate supporters were: Sigma Kappa UNLV, Edward Jones Investments, the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, Bishop Gorman High School, Wax Hair Removal Bar, Aegis of Las Vegas, The Independent Senior Foundation, Caesars Entertainment, Sunrise Senior Living and Spotlight Senior Services Las Vegas.

On Nov. 7, the Association’s Desert Southwest Chapter will host a “Walk Celebration Party” to honor the top fund-raising teams, at Blue Martini at Town Square, 6593 Las Vegas Blvd. South. To RSVP, contact Jessica Milazzo at

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

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