San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 22, 2017 – Gilfix & La Poll Associates is supporting the Alzheimer’s Association as an official sponsor of the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Silicon Valley. Members of the Palo Alto, California-based estate planning law firm have also formed a team to participate in the event.
“Alzheimer’s affects millions of people in the country. Any little bit we can do to help can go a long way in making a difference in the lives of those who are battling the disease,” said attorney Michael Gilfix. “Families, members of the community and participants of all ages are invited to join us for the Alzheimer’s Association’s walk to raise funds and awareness about this devastating disease.”
Alzheimer’s is a brain disease that causes a gradual decline in thinking and memory. It is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. While more than 5 million individuals are currently living with the progressive disease, up to 16 million Americans could have it by 2050.
Every year the Alzheimer’s Association holds the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in over 600 communities across the United States. In 2015, more than 50,000 teams raised $75 million through their participation in walks nationwide. The money is used to provide care to those facing Alzheimer’s, as well as for prevention efforts and global research initiatives into finding a cure for the disease.
The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in Arena Green, N. Autumn St., San Jose, California. Individuals who are unable to participate in the walk are encouraged to consider donating $35 to the Gilfix & La Poll fundraising campaign. Every dollar goes toward advancing the treatment and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“We at Gilfix & La Poll have witnessed firsthand the devastation that Alzheimer’s can cause both in our client community as well as our own families,” said Gilfix. “Through our support of the Alzheimer’s Association, we hope to accelerate progress in changing the course of the disease.”
To register as a participant for the walk or to make a donation, visit Gilfix & La Poll’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s team page.
Gilfix & La Poll Associates LLP
2300 Geng Rd., Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Telephone: (650) 493-8070
Facebook: Like Us!
- Gilfix & La Poll invites you to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on October 14
Alzheimer’s is becoming an increasingly common cause of death for the aging population in the United States. Over 5 million individuals are currently living with the disease, and it is expected to affect 16 million Americans by 2050. Recognizing the devastation that Alzheimer’s causes on a daily basis, Gilfix & La Poll Associates has decided […]
- Mark Gilfix Article on Technology Innovation and Long Term Care in The Elder Law Report
Mark Gilfix has been keeping a close eye on innovation in the long term care space, and recently attended the Aging 2.0 “Optimize” Summit in San Francisco. He wrote an article sharing his insights with the The Elder Law Report, one of the top national publications for attorneys in the field. While at the Summit, […]
- The financial toll of caregiving on special needs families
American families provide around 1.5 billion hours of unpaid at-home care to about 5.6 million special needs children each year, according to the findings of a nationwide study. This represents a substantial economic cost of an estimated $36 billion in unpaid medical care annually. Family members assist special needs children at home with everything from […]
- Mark Gilfix Discusses Estate Planning With the Star of the Investigation Discovery Show, “Reasonable Doubt”, Melissa Lewkowicz
Mark Gilfix recently sat down in the offices of criminal defense attorney, and cable TV star, Melissa Lewkowicz, to discuss the 3 key estate planning documents that every American needs. Watch the Facebook video below. You can watch Melissa Lewkowicz in Reasonable Doubt on Investigation Discovery or see clips at https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/reasonable-doubt/.
- Why a durable power of attorney is a valuable estate planning tool
A Durable Power of Attorney (DPOA) allows an individual to give a designated person — known as an “attorney in fact” — authority to sign documents and act on their behalf. The legal document is particularly beneficial for individuals who are worried about mental or physical incapacity in the future. For example, an elderly person […]