Chances are, you know someone affected by Alzheimer's Disease. It's the nation's sixth leading cause of death and takes a tremendous toll on both the people who have it and their caretakers.
On Saturday, people will join forces in the ongoing battle to find treatments and a cure for this disease in The Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Ocean Beach in New London.
Registration for the walk begins at 9:00
a.m. and the walk starts at 10:00 a.m.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a 1.5 to 3 mile route and will learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each walker will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
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, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Nearly 5,000 people from Connecticut are expected at this year’s event in locations around the state to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. For more information visit www.alz.org/ct or call 800-272-3900.
The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter’s main office is in Rocky Hill, with regional offices throughout the state in Hamden, New Milford, Norwich, and Norwalk. To learn more contact the Connecticut Chapter at 800-272-3900 or at www.alz.org/ct