ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®– MICHIGAN CITY WASHINGTON PARK, SATURDAY OCTOBER 6th
The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter invites Northwest Indiana residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, October 6. Along the walk route, participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, volunteer opportunities, public policy initiatives and local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with a poignant Promise Garden ceremony before the walk, which invites participants to display colored flowers, which represent their personal connections to Alzheimer’s. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million caregivers provide unpaid care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Indiana, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and their 338,000 unpaid caregivers. In 2017, Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Michigan City raised more than $47,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year, the Greater Indiana Chapter aims to raise $50,000.
WHERE & WHEN:
Washington Park, 115 Lake Shore Drive – Michigan City, Ind.
Saturday, October 6
11 a.m. – On-site registration begins
12:30 p.m. – Opening ceremony
Walk begins after the ceremony ends
GET INVOLVED – LOCAL CALLS TO ACTION:
Registration is now open. Walk participants are encouraged to pre-register online for free at alz.org/indiana/walk. Participants can join a team, sign up as a team captain, or register to walk as an individual. Funds raised for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s make a difference in the lives of those facing Alzheimer’s. A donation of $25 funds one toll-free, 24/7 Helpline call (800.272.3900) for Hoosiers living with Alzheimer’s or caregivers seeking information and guidance. Alzheimer’s disease doesn’t stop affecting Hoosiers after business hours, and neither does the support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Those who register now and join a team for the Michigan City event will help provide continued research, advocacy, and support for those affected.
Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900 for information.
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