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Alzheimer's Walk Makes Changes for 2020

 

Last updated 10/11/2020 at 11:50am | View PDF

Walkers may not be gathering at Mooney Grove Park as they did last year, but the biggest local Alzheimer's Association fundraiser will still happen this year.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held on Saturday, October 3.

The Tulare and Kings Counties Walk to End Alzheimer's, which attracts hundreds each year to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease, will look different this year. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer's Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Tulare and Kings Counties.

On walk day, the opening ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of "Promise Flowers" to honor the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer's and all other dementia. A small group of Alzheimer's Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic Promise Garden in a "view only" format on walk day to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer's. The flowers will then be delivered to participants' smartphones, tablets and computers.

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease - the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer's and other dementias. In California alone, there are more than 690,000 people living with the disease and 1.6 million caregivers.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's, visit: alz.org/walk.

The Alzheimer's Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

For more information, visit alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

 

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