Walk to End Alzheimer’s this weekend
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.
In Minnesota alone there are 99,000 people who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and dementia, with even more who have not been diagnosed. There are also about 171,000 caregivers who are trying to tend to their loved ones. The Association wants people to know that they don’t have to do that alone.
While there is no fee to register for Walk, all participants are encouraged to raise critical funds that allow the Alzheimer’s Association to provide 24/7 care and support and advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure.
The event is on Saturday, September 10 starting at 1:00 P.M. with the Opening Ceremony at 2:00 P.M. and the walk to follow. The location is at the DECC in Pioneer Hall.
For more information head to their website to see how you can help support the cause.