The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Jackson residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on September 15 at Horace Blackman Park on W Michigan Ave in Jackson.
The Ceremony for the walk begins at 6:45 PM, and the two mile walk itself starts at 7 PM.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a two 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 Alzheimer’s Association is pleased to present this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Jackson,” says Jennifer Howard, Executive Director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. “There are over 180,000 people living with this devastating disease in Michigan, and this walk will raise desperately needed funds so that we can continue to provide care and support to all those affected, as well as funding the research that will ultimately lead to a cure.”
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 Michigan alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and 511,000 caregivers.
Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk. For more information, please contact Nicole Bebee at 517-999-3004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
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 mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.