The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Atlanta 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 Walk will take place in Atlantic Station on October 8th 2011.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for over 3,000 participants in Atlanta who will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now 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 estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. In addition to the 5K, there will also be a 1.3 mile option and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. Start or join a team today at www.georgiawalk.org
“There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Atlanta to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Shannon Primm, an Alzheimer’s Association Development Manager. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the nearly 200,000 residents of Georgia living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”
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 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.