Many people know from personal experience the emotional toll that comes from living with or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. The whole team at Larsen Transfer knows the feeling. In March of last year our beloved Douglas E. Jackson, founder of Larsen Transfer, passed away after suffering through Alzheimer’s. It is why it’s so important for us to support the continued research to find more answers and ultimately a cure for this debilitating disease.
About Douglas E. Jackson
As a small, family-owned and operated business, the life of Doug touched everyone deeply at Larsen Transfer Company. The history of the company is almost inseparable from the history of the Jackson family and its long-time employees. In 1973, Doug and LaRayne purchased the family business, “Dean’s Warehouse,” from LaRayne’s parents. Five years later, they purchased Larsen Transfer in Richland and Pendleton, and moved to Kennewick to raise their children. In 2005, Doug retired and sold the business the his children, which have moved the company forward with the same commitment as their father.
Help us fight Alzheimer’s!
This Saturday September 12, Larsen Transfer team will participate in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s. Registration for the walk begins at 8:30AM at Clover Island Inn. A short ceremony will take place at 9:45AM, and the walk begins at 10:00AM. We have already raised more than $4,600 towards Alzheimer’s Research. We are so grateful for everyone who has donated and become involved in our team. Larsen Transfer Company is deeply committed to our charitable work raising money for Alzheimer’s research and participating in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s – all in honor of Doug. We hope to see you at the Walk To End Alzheimer’s!
About Alzheimer’s and The Alzheimer’s Association
Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder defined by memory loss, deteriorating cognitive abilities, and inability to complete simple daily tasks. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and it is estimated that more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s. The disease has no current cure, but treatment for symptoms are available and can slow down the worsening of symptoms. Research continues to be conducted. The Alzheimer’s Association is moving these research efforts forward by funding scientists who are searching for more answers and new treatments and raising awareness of Alzheimer’s as a global health challenge.