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One Community, One Cause- Walking for Cures!

Visions of Images, Inc. will present One Community, One Cause- Walking for Cures taking place at McTyre Park located 3501 SW 56th Ave in West Park on Friday, April 12th beginning at 7pm thru Saturday, April 13th at 7am. Unlike any other event, the 12-hour One Community, One Cause- Walking for Cures event will bring people together in a healthy environment for a worthy goal- to Empower, Educate, Advocate and FUNDRAISE for the following: Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and Sickle Cell Anemia.

The One Community, One Cause- Walking for Cures will be fun for families and will build camaraderie among surrounding communities. It will provide hope, empowerment and a sense of community. Participation will show your commitment to the larger scale movement to conquer Alzheimer’s, Autism, Cancer, Diabetes, Heart disease, HIV/AIDS, and Sickle Cell Anemia. Funds raised will support research that will help those living with the above ailments to look forward to longer, healthier lives.

In honor of your battle, we invite those survivors and their caregivers to join us in celebration of survivorship by walking the first lap of the One Community, One Cause- Walking for Cures. Your strength and courage are a personal testimony of the progress we are making in our fight. One person, hand in hand with another, can make a difference.

When the sun goes down, hundreds of L.I.F.E. (Love Is For Everyone) bags will light the way under the stars, and a moment of silence falls during the Ceremony of L.I.F.E. Each bag will represent a person with a name and a story to tell. We invite you to participate in this moving ceremony as we gather to remember those lost, support those fighting, and rejoice with those who have fought the disease and won.

Here are the facts…. Diabetes: Each year more than 15,000 children and 15,000 adults – approximately 80 people per day will be diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. AIDS: In Broward county alone 1 in 30 are living with HIV/AIDS. One in 216 are white, 1 in 50 are black and 1 in 190 are Hispanic. South Broward County has the highest accounts of HIV/AIDS. Autism: It affects 1 in 88 children and 1 in 54 boys. More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than AIDS, diabetes and cancer combined. Heart disease: Someone has a heart attack every 34 seconds and every minute someone dies from a heart disease related event. It is the leading cause of deaths for Blacks and Hispanics. Sickle Cell: Nearly 100,000 people live with sickle cell. One out of every 500 African American births and 1 out of every 36,000 Hispanic births have sickle cell. Alzheimers: Today, 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease– 5.2 million aged 65 and over, and 200,000 under the age of 65. Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer’s. And we all know the alarming facts about Cancer… This year 564,830 Americans are expected to die of cancer, that’s more than 1,500 people a day. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. In the US, cancer accounts for 1 of every 4 deaths.

Formed in 2005, Visions of Images, Inc. is a non-profit organization that continues to advance the cause of being a caring corporation that volunteers invaluable services, initiatives and opportunities that are directed toward nurturing people from all walks of life.

Visions of Images, Inc. is proud to bring the One Community, One Cause- Walking for Cures event to McTyre Park as its inaugural event. Everyone has a reason to walk- which one is yours?

For sponsorship, L.I.F.E. Bags, survivor registration, vendor, volunteer or general event info please call (954) 963-9687 or log on to www.visionsofimages.org.

Remember to contact me at City Hall with your ideas, suggestions or concerns. I represent you and appreciate your input into the continued success of our beloved city. I can be reached at (954) 889-4164 or email fbrunson@cityofwestpark.org.

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  1. 2014 even better-stay tune