The Alzheimer’s Association invites Chattanooga and 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. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20 at Tennessee Riverpark in Chattanooga.
"Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for nearly 1,200 participants in Chattanooga to learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease," officials said.
“There has never been a greater need for the citizens of southeast Tennessee to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Cindy Lowery, senior vice president. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the area residents of Tennessee living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”
In addition to the two mile walk participants will enjoy a trophy presentation, local vendor booths with activities, a kid zone and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. This year there will also be live entertainment and food following the closing ceremony for anyone who would like to stay.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and 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 to as many as 16 million by 2050.
To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the Alzheimer’s Association 24/7, toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900.