Alzheimer's Association to host fundraiser
The Walk to End Alzheimer's will take place on Oct. 6 at the Odell Weeks Activity Center at 1700 Whiskey Road.
The Alzheimer’s Association is hosting this event to raise more awareness and funds towards the search for a cure to Alzheimer’s, a disease that destroys memory and other important mental functions. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. and out of the top 10 deadly diseases it is the only one that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed. While Alzheimer’s typically manifests in older people, it has been diagnosed as early as 19 years old.
All funds donated during the event will go toward Alzheimer’s care, support, research, awareness, and advocacy. Participants must register to walk and although there is no registration fee, personal donations will be appreciated.
Each registered walker will receive a Promise Garden Flower colored according to his or her affiliation and a matching wristband. Color Representations are as followed:
Blue represents someone with Alzheimer's or dementia.
Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
Yellow represents someone who is supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
Registration opens at 9 a.m., the ceremony commences at 9:45 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. For more information, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website.