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Tulare County Walk to End Alzheimer's Set for October 8

 

Michael Alvarez

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

The 3rd Annual Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held Saturday, October 8th at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia. About 500 people from throughout the Tulare and Kings County area are expected to participate in this event to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease.

In addition to a 5K route, the event will include entertainment, food, awards and a family festival with a KidZone. Walkers who raise $100 receive a commemorative T-shirt, and there are prizes for top fundraising teams and individuals. Onsite registration opens at 8 a.m., opening ceremonies begin at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become "Champions" and raise funds in the fight against Alzheimer's, the nation's sixth leading cause of death. Champions include those living with the disease, families, caregivers, and corporate and community leaders who actively support the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

To start a team, make a donation or volunteer, contact the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org/walk or (559) 753-8200.

All Walk to End Alzheimer's donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. The mission of the association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

For more information about the Alzheimer's Association, visit http://www.alz.org or call 1-800-272-3900.

 

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