The Alzheimer’s Association invites the community to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, Oct. 5. The event takes place rain or shine at the Bel Air Equestrian Center, 608 N. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air, Md.
According to our hosts, the Greater Maryland Chapter, the annual event will raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease, which is a growing epidemic and now the sixth leading cause of death.
“Everyone is at risk for Alzheimer's disease,” said Cass Naugle, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter.
“If everyone does something little, like participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer's, it could add up to better support today and a breakthrough in your lifetime. And that would be BIG.”
Registration starts at 9 a.m., when participants can enjoy light refreshments from Giant Food and Brightview Senior Living, and entertainment for the whole family. All registered participants will receive a pinwheel flower they can decorate and display as a special tribute to a loved one.
Everyone is encouraged to stay after the 2.5-mile walk for closing remarks, including the total amount of funds raised for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
You can also learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association’s programs and services, and how to get involved with this critical cause - from advocacy opportunities, to the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Since 1989, Americans who have participated have raised more than $265 million. Last year’s events in Maryland drew nearly 5,000 walkers and raised over $780,000.
Participants are encouraged to register early as teams or individually.
Admission is free; but those who raise at least $100 will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt.
For more information, to start or join a team, or to make a donation, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org/walk or 1-800-272-3900.