Steps to Stop Alzheimer’s

Each year more than 5.3 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s disease.

Though there is currently no cure for the memory degenerating disease, the Alzheimer’s Association and its Memory Walk on Sept. 13 look to raise money and speed the process of finding a cure. The walk takes place at 9 a.m. on the lakefront at Montrose Avenue (4400 north at Lake Shore Drive) in Chicago.

One local business joins the fight for the fourth consecutive year: Hester Painting & Decorating in Skokie will donate a portion of all home painting, faux finishing and wall covering installation contracts during the month of September. Additionally, employees, the Hester family, Hester customers and others will also be participating in the Memory Walk.

A family owned and operated company, Hester Painting & Decorating will donate $200 to the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter for every customer project that commences in September 2009 and has a minimum value of $2,000. Hester Painting & Decorating will triple employee contributions and match customer contributions, dollar for dollar up to $500 per contribution, to the Hester Memory Walk team. Last year the team raised a total of $23,248 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

To join the Hester Memory Walk Team, call Steve Hester at (847) 677-5130, ext. 11, or visit