Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s Is Sept. 21

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association invites Hamilton County residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Chattanooga Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on September 21 at the Tennessee Riverpark. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and walk following at 10 a.m.

 There will be a total of three Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Southeast Tennessee area this year.

The Chattanooga walk is onSeptember 21 at the Tennessee Riverpark. The Cleveland walk will be on Saturday, September 28 at the Cleveland Greenway and the Marion County walk will take place on Saturday, October 12 at Marion County High School and Park.

 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for two thousand participants in Chattanooga who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services.  Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those 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 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. In addition to the two mile walk, participants will enjoy booths, a kid zone and the presentation of trophies to top individuals and teams and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.  

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