John T. Lay Jr. Partner At Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A. To Chair The 2021 Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s

[COLUMBIA, SC 2/22/2021] – John T. Lay joins the Alzheimer’s Association as the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Chair in Columbia, SC. John T. Lay Jr. is a partner in Gallivan, White & Boyd, P.A.’s Columbia, South Carolina office. With more than 25 years of experience managing complex, high-stakes litigation for clients, his primary practice areas are commercial litigation, product liability, class actions and mass torts, and legal malpractice.

"Many people I meet have some tie to Alzheimer's. I lost my father to this disease and just like so many others I have seen someone that I love depreciate in memory, happiness and health,” said John T. Lay. “And this terrible disease is going to affect more people. I serve on the board for the Alzheimer’s Association because I know that deaths from Alzheimer's will continue to increase. Our only hope is to spread awareness and gain support for the cause."

John T. has been recognized extensively by his peers in such publications as Best Lawyers, Chambers USA, Who's Who Legal, Benchmark Litigation and Super Lawyers. He has been ranked in the South Carolina Top 25 Lawyers by Super Lawyers for a number of years and is so glad to be joining the Alzheimer’s Association as the Columbia Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Chair.

Marsha Clayman will serve as the event co-chair with John T. Marsha has had a passion for working with seniors for the past 24 years. She is currently working as a Senior Lifestyle Counselor for Oakleaf Village of Lexington. Marsha serves as President of the Senior Care Professionals of the Midlands and is on the board for the Shepherd Center-Lexington. Every Tuesday morning she co-hosts “Positive Points on Aging” a special segment on 100.7 FM.

“I have lost my mother and grandmother to Alzheimer’s which is what fuels my passion as a volunteer to raise money and awareness to find a cure” said Marsha Clayman, “There are nearly 95,000 South Carolinians living with Alzheimer’s and over 318,000 caregivers helping them battle this challenging disease. These families need information and support, but they often don’t know where to start. The Alzheimer’s Association is here to help families facing any type of dementia and we can’t do that without the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. The Columbia Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, October 30.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit:

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer's Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit or call 800.272.3900.


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