The Alzheimer’s Association held their Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 25th at Chalco Hills Recreation Area.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic that is now the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. It is estimated that someone in America develops Alzheimer’s disease every 69 seconds. By mid-century someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an empowering event that gives participants an opportunity to be Champions and take action in the fight against Alzheimer’s. In addition to the 2, 4, or 6 mile Walk, participants will enjoy a family-friendly day, featuring live music, children’s’ activities, face-painting, and entertainment beginning at 11:00 a.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research programs. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s.
For more information about The Alzheimer’s Association, please visit www.alz.org/midlands.