Walk to End Alzheimer's

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

October 8, 2016

Location: Parkview Field, 1301 Ewing St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: 800-272-3900

Email: indianawalk@alz.org

Link: http://www.alz.org/walk

Event Description

September 8, 2016 Updated Sep 29, 2016 at 11:22 AM EDT

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Allen and surrounding 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®. The Fort Wayne Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Parkview Field.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Registration
11:45 AM Opening ceremony/ Walk begins

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for 1,500 participants who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical studies enrollment to support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

“The need to fight against Alzheimer’s disease is greater than ever,” said Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter Executive Director Heather Hershberger, “and by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Hoosier communities raise funds to provide care and support services to Indiana residents living with Alzheimer’s and family caregivers. The support also contributes to advancing research that could help find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.”

In addition to the 1.5 mile walk around downtown Fort Wayne, participants will enjoy entertainment and team photo opportunities, and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.

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 alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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