Press release from Alzheimer’s Association:
It’s not too early to sign up for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is inviting Buncombe and Henderson County residents to turn their communities into a sea of purple and help fight Alzheimer’s at a Walk in their community. The Walk in Asheville will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Pack Square Park and in Hendersonville on Saturday, Sept. 29 at Jackson Park. Check in opens at 9:00AM and the Walks start at 10:30AM.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® participants will complete a one- to 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 impact of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia is significant with more than 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease and 16 million caregivers nationwide. Research shows that these numbers will continue to rise,” said Katherine Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “This is all the more reason to get involved in fighting this disease. Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to take steps for Alzheimer’s disease and raise critically need funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”
To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, visit alz.org/walk or call 800-272-3900.