September is commemorated as World Alzheimer’s Moth globally and Alzheimer’s associations The Basketball challenge was organized by Alzheimer’s Pakistan in collaboration with Lahore Pakistan Basketball Federation and was played between Punjab Basketball Team and Lahore Basketball Team, the two prominent teams of the country.
At the half time, the scores of both the teams were equal at 16 points each. It was a hard fought match and the Punjab Basketball team finally won the match by 24 points to 18 points. The main scorers of the match were Hamda Rani 22 and Zunzira 2 from Punjab Basketball team and Noor barkat 8 and Iqra 6 from Lahore Basketball Team. Ms. Noshin Hanif , Secretary Punjab Women Basketball Association was the chief guest at this occasion and gave away the prizes to winning teams.
The match was played in connection with commemoration of World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease mainly affects elderly people. It is estimated that there are currently one million Alzheimer’s patients in the country. Alzheimer’s Pakistan has appealed to the government to provide treatment and services to Alzheimer’s patients and their families.