Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's

10/06/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, an annual event held in Elizabethtown and other communities throughout the country to raise funds for research about the disease and support services for affected individuals and their family members and caregivers, represents a united movement to reclaim the future for the more than 5.4 million Americans with Alzheimer’s.  The 2012 Elizabethtown Walk to End Alzheimer’swill take place on Saturday, October 6, at Freeman Lake Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Walk starts at 10 a.m.

Participants will learn about local services and resources they can tap into for information and support, including workshops, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial programs, and the services provided by the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org/kyin). Each walker also will have the opportunity to participate in a meaningful Memory Garden ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. To start or join a team today, visit www.alz.org/walk or call 502-451-4266.

About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sis the nation’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 the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. 

About the Alzheimer's Association:

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support.  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.