Alzheimer’s Association: Millsboro woman’s church support is more than grand!

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Annetta “Lou” Betton, a retired kindergarten teacher and a well-respected resident of Millsboro. raised close to $1,200 this year with the support of the congregation at her church, Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro.

MILLSBORO – Annetta “Lou” Betton is a retired kindergarten teacher and a well-respected citizen of Millsboro.

When her husband, Pete, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, she had difficulty locating resources and services.

In 1997, she was one of the original volunteers who started a walk to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association in Rehoboth, even though she had to travel to Wilmington when she needed information.

She served on the Board of Directors for the Delaware Chapter for several years and was instrumental in convincing them to open an office in Sussex County in 2001.

Ms. Betton has volunteered in the office, on the advocacy committee, on the walk committee and continues to raise money for the Rehoboth Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Ted Fort, a member of the Delaware Red Men, crafted a wooden piggy bank on wheels and presented it to the Georgetown office to use in fundraising.

Ms. Betton has taken the pig with her to church the past two years the two Sundays prior to the walk, banking on the congregation at Grace United Methodist Church in Millsboro to support her efforts.

They have never disappointed her.  This year their efforts raised $1,186 this year.

To date she has raised a total of $1,336.

The Delaware Chapter merged with southeast Pennsylvania and South Jersey to form the Delaware Valley Chapter in 2003.  The Alzheimer’s Association Delaware Valley Chapter is grateful for the support Ms. Betton has so unselfishly provided for almost 20 years.  Her dedication to the cause is phenomenal.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the US. Over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s now and by mid-century that number is expected to triple to more than 16 million.

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