The Good News Is... Rock-a-thon raises Alzheimer's awareness

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email   

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It's not every day you see dozens of brightly colored rocking chairs in Uptown Charlotte.

But, it is every 70 seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's Disease.

Those two elements formed the Alzheimer's Association's Rock-a-thon.

People sat down for a few minutes to learn about the devastating effects of the disease. They learned about new treatments to help with the symptoms. Folks got a chance to talk to a woman they would never suspect has it.

Sylvia Fiano was diagnosed at 49 years old. She's 57 now and more than willing to share her story in an effort to educate people about the disease's refusal to discriminate.

Sylvia has a huge support system that includes a network of friends and 24 hour support from the Alzheimer's Association.

For more information on the Alzheimer's Association click here or call 1-800-272-3900.

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