DomusVi, a leading company in the social and healthcare sector in Spain, is launching the third edition of its 'Kms to Remember' initiative in support of the fight against Alzheimer's. On September 21, World Alzheimer's Day, the challenge of completing a virtual tour of 100,000 kilometers will begin. The Foundation will convert the kilometers traveled in money to donate to organizations that work in the fight against Alzheimer's.
"Kilometers to Remember" is an initiative, open to the whole society, with which the DomusVi Foundation, joining solidarity and physical activity, wants to contribute to the fight against Alzheimer's. On the 'World Alzheimer's Day' all the centers and services of the company will organize an outing with residents, professionals and relatives as a starting signal. The kilometer count will close on October 7 or when the symbolic figure of 100,000 is reached.
The DomusVi Foundation will transform the kilometers traveled in money by donating 0.10 euros for each kilometer made on foot and 0.02 euros for those made by bicycle. The amount obtained will go to a dedicated entity for research on Alzheimer's.
Open to everyone
Anyone can participate by accessing the DomusVi website or the website www.kilometrospararecordar.com In addition an app is available that can be downloaded on any mobile and that allows you to post the distance traveled. It is also possible to import kilometers from sports watches (Garmin, Polar and Runesense brands) or from platforms such as Strava, Runtastic and Runkeeper.
Likewise, anyone can use the hashtag #kilometrospararecordar and upload a photo to Instagram and / or Facebook.
In the first edition, the DomusVi Foundation donated 14,000 euros to the CITA Foundation, a non-profit organization in San Sebastian that is investigating to get an early diagnosis of the disease and 6,000 euros to various associations of Alzheimer's relatives.
In the second edition, the company donated 10,000 euros to the Pascual Maragall Foundation for the Alfa Study in which 2,743 volunteers participated, mostly descendants of people affected by the disease with the aim of collecting information to identify biomarkers and risk factors to design prevention strategies. Likewise, in this edition, CIEN Foundation donated 10,000 euros to the Vallecas Project for research and early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease.
Specialized in the care of people with Alzheimer's
DomusVi is especially oriented to the attention and care of this type of people and their families: more than half of the people who attend their centers have cognitive impairment caused by pathologies such as Alzheimer's. Aware of the difficulty for families to provide the necessary care to those suffering from this disease, and the special care they need, DomusVi has specialized units that offer adapted and personalized care, as well as support programs for family members. In the units, specialized professionals develop therapeutic programs of sensory stimulation, reminiscence, braintraining and other activities designed to encourage cognitive stimulation and improve social interaction and emotional well-being of users.
More informations at: www.kilometrospararecordar.com