Walk to end Alzeheimer’s set for this Saturday, Sept. 21


The North Central Washington Walk to end Alzheimer’s will be held this Saturday, Sept. 21 in Wenatchee at Pybus Market. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The two-mile walk begins at 10 a.m.

WENATCHEE  – The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter invites area residents to participate in the upcoming North Central Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event will take place September 21, at Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease. Last year, nearly 300 people participated in the event, raising over $65,000. Funds raised for the event are used for Alzheimer’s research and to provide care and support services for local families impacted by the disease.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a really inspiring event for anyone who’s ever been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia,” says Carrie McBride, communications director for the Washington State Chapter. “People come together from all across the region to honor their loved ones, support one another and raise funds for the cause.”
Registration for the walk begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by an opening ceremony at 9:30 a.m. and the two-mile walk at 10 a.m. This is a family and pet friendly event, and the walk route is fully accessible. It is free to attend; however, participants who donate or raise $100 or more will receive a 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt.
In Washington State there are more than 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and another 348,000 unpaid caregivers providing their support. It is the six leading cause of death nationally, and the third leading cause of death in Washington State.
For questions about the North Central Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please contact Eric Grissmerson, the event manager at: emgrissmerson@alz.org or 509.207.7999. To register, call 1.800.272.3900 or visit alz.org/walk
About the Alzheimer’s Association: 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®. The Alzheimer’s Association, Washington State Chapter serves Washington State and northern Idaho. Visit www.alzwa.org or call 1.800.272.3900 to learn more.

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