Alzheimer's Walk Set for October 12
Last updated 9/2/2019 at 6:18pm | View PDF
Tulare and Kings County residents are invited to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's on Saturday, October 12, at Mooney Grove Park in Visalia.
Participants will complete a two-mile walk and learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer's Association. Participants will also take part in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
"I walk to find answers for this devastating disease because my mother is traveling this journey and my father is steadfast in his support of her. Plus working in this line, I comfort families and reassure them daily," said Penny Chase about the reasons she participates in the local walk.
"I walk in memory of my great-grandmother who was diagnosed with dementia," said Sherrie Wallace. "I continue the fight against Alzheimer's so that one day, no one can forget the life they lived."
More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 with 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.
People are encoraged to sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer's Association has mobilized millions of Americans with its annual fundraising walks.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Its mission 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 walk, call (661) 437-8148.