Volume 16, Number 2
The public is invited to join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 16, at the N.C. Museum of Art at 2110 Blue Ridge Road in Raleigh.
Hannah, age 11, of Wake Forest will represent the orange promise garden flower during the Walk’s symbolic ceremony, representing someone who supports the cause. “I walk to honor my grandfather who passed away this summer from Alzheimer’s and to raise money so we can kick this disease out forever,” she said.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 1.5-mile walk and learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by the disease.
The walk features “courtesy turns” for those who want to walk a shorter distance, as well as live music, vendor tables, photo booths, refreshments, face painting and kids activities. The opening ceremony is at 9:30 a.m., followed by the walk at 10.
Start a team or register as an individual at act.alz.org/trianglewalk, or join a team at http://act.alz.org/goto/MartyCowardTeam.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In North Carolina alone, there are more than 160,000 people living with the disease and over 400,000 caregivers.
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 – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900