Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Luncheon Is Aug. 1

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Alzheimer’s Association has announced the 2012 Chattanooga Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Luncheon.  The event will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. at The Car Barn located at 6721 Heritage Business Court.  Any individual or business interested in learning more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is invited to attend.

The theme of this year’s Kickoff event is “Drive Toward a Cure”.  Join the Alzheimer’s Association for lunch, door prizes and to pick up Walk information, supplies and fundraising tools.

There are three Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Southeast Tennessee area. The Chattanooga Walk is Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Tennessee Riverpark; the Cleveland Walk is Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Cleveland Greenway; and the Marion County Walk is Saturday, Sept. 29 at South Pittsburg High School.

There will also be two other kickoff events in Cleveland and Marion County. The  Cleveland Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick-Off Luncheon will be held on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 11:30 a.m. at The Museum Center at 5ive Points, 200 Inman Street East, Cleveland, TN 37311 and the Marion County Kick-Off Luncheon will be held on Friday, Aug. 3 at 11:30 a.m. at Western Sizzlin’ in Jasper.  Please RSVP for all events by Monday, July 30, to bcragon@alz.org or 423 265-3600.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Organizers said, "Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death."

"Get your friends, family, and coworkers together and start a walk team. Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s by registering at www.alz.org/walk, then join us for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s team captain kick-off  for a wide range of fundraising tips and tools and all the support you need to ensure a successful and fulfilling experience." 


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