Alzheimer’s Association's Inaugural Run To Remember Is Nov. 16

Walk To End Alzheimers Follows Run

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association invites area residents to join the inaugural Run to Remember 5K Saturday, Nov. 16, at Tennessee Riverpark. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with the run following at 9 a.m.  

Participants can register for the early bird registration fee of $20 until midnight on Oct. 31. The top runners in each age bracket will receive medals at the conclusion of the run.

“We have so many families affected by Alzheimer’s disease in southeast Tennessee," said Cindy Lowery, vice president of operations.  "We are excited to provide the community with another opportunity to get involved in the fight against Alzheimer’s."

Chattanooga’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, initially scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21, was cancelled due to inclement weather. Following Run to Remember, a walk celebration will take place to celebrate all of our walkers and fundraisers. Beginning at 10:30 a.m. guests will enjoy vendor booths, live entertainment and the ceremonies that take place at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“We have many supporters who work hard to raise funds and look forward to walk all year," said Ms. Lowery.  "We wanted to be able to celebrate and acknowledge these individuals and families even though our walk was cancelled.” 

Run to Remember and Walk to End Alzheimer’s are ways to show support for the Alzheimer’s Association by helping raise funds to support the mission and join the movement to reclaim the future for millions affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.  As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than five million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.


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