Alzheimer’s Association Walk set to raise funds

ELKINS — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Elkins 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 to End Alzheimer’s will take place Oct. 13 at Riverbend Park in Elkins. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the walk at 2 p.m.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 1.25 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is such a special event,” said Carolyn Canini, program director of the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter. “It is the one time of year the families we serve have a chance to come together and stand beside one another in the fight against a disease that affects so many in West Virginia.”

In addition to the 1.25 mile walk, participants will enjoy music, refreshments, children’s activities and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In West Virginia alone, there are more than 37,000 people living with the disease and more than 107,000 caregivers.

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

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