Dates set for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Participants will raise critically-needed funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research

September 13, 2017
Susan Margoni of Washington, writes the name of a friend on a pinwheel flower, during The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. - Celeste Van Kirk

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Washington and Greene County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Dates, locations and start times for each Walk event are:

• Greene County – Wana B Park, 9 a.m. Sept. 30

• Washington County – Consol Energy Park, 8:30 a.m. Oct. 7

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a two-mile walk and will 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 meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“We encourage everyone to come out and support these local Walk to End Alzheimer’s events,” says Gail Roddie-Hamlin, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter. “The passion, time and dedication that our supporters show us at these events is truly inspiring and I can’t think of a better way to honor those struggling with this disease than to come out and join us in this fight.”

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 Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 400,000 people living with the disease and over 673,000 caregivers.

To sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual, visit www.alz.org/walk or call 800-272-3900.

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