Alzheimer’s Association Walk To End Alzheimer’s®

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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Palm Beach 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®. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Oct. 10 at CityPlace in West Palm Beach. Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for the more than 1,500 participants in Palm Beach County 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. “Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a fun opportunity for the community to help us get closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s,” said CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, Ann May. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 150,000 residents of South Florida living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.” In addition to the 2-mile walk, there will be 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.