Gene Wilder Dies Due to Alzheimer’s
Updated: Mar 19, 2019
On August 29, Gene Wilder died from complications due to Alzheimer’s. Well known for his role as Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Wilder appeared in nearly 30 films and several stand-up comedy routines.
Many who suffer from Alzheimer’s lose their ability to recognize loved ones and can have dramatic changes in their personality. Fortunately, Wilder did not suffer any of these symptoms. He remained the gentle and affable man his family and friends knew. He will be dearly missed by all.
Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death and one in three seniors die from Alzheimer’s. It is the only cause of death in the top ten that cannot be slowed, prevented, or cured. The Alzheimer’s Association endeavors to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. One way it works to accomplish this is through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.
In Fort Wayne, this event will be happening Saturday, October 8 at Parkview Field. There is no registration fee but fundraising is encouraged to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. Join our fundraising team to support Alzheimer’s.
The Walk will be held at Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802 on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. and the ceremony and Walk begin at 11:45 a.m. If you can’t make it to the Walk, you can donate to our team in support of Alzheimer’s. Thank you for your support to end Alzheimer’s.