Join us at San Diego's Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 23rd.
While the 2017 walk attracted over 500 pre-registered participants, this year's walk attracted over 700 participants, indicating a growing awareness of Alzheimer's disease throughout the Miami Valley. "Alzheimer's is destroying our families, our finances, and our future, and it is time to end it".
The money raised during the walk will support a variety of initiatives, according to Greg Woods, program specialist with the Alzheimer's Association.
"We highly encourage everyone who would like to participate to register online", Huckabaa said.
She added, "People here today have come up to me and said they've lost someone from this disease. That's how we'll find it someday". Jerry is caring for his wife, Darlene, who is living with Alzheimer's disease. The chapter will host Walks to End Alzheimer's events in Shelby County on Saturday, Sept. 22, the Springfield/Urbana area on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Dayton on Saturday, Oct. 6. Visit act.alz.org/Bloomington to give now.
Funds raised from the over 600 walks across the nation have been used to provide more than $405 million towards scientific research as well as providing care and support to all those facing the disease, including a free nationwide helpline offering information and referrals.
More than 10,000 people attended Saturday morning's walk, which took place at Target Field. After the ceremony the walk will begin.