ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’STM 2013

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AVON, OH – The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. This fall, walks will be held across the country to raise awareness for the 5.4 million people with Alzheimer’s nationwide. The Walks to End Alzheimer’s are the Association’s signature community involvement events that raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s and provide FREE programs to assist the 56,000 Northeast Ohioans with the disease.

The third annual West Side Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, September 21 at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon-home of the Lake Erie Crushers. Registration begins at 8:30 AM.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an inspiring and community-driven event. Walk participants will enjoy dozens of event festivities throughout the Stadium, including a Kids Zone, and then walk for one or three miles in a unified effort to end Alzheimer’s. The event also serves to educate the community about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs, and services of the Alzheimer’s Association.  Each walker will participate in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the US, and the only one among the top 10 that cannot be prevented, cured, or even slowed….yet. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to find a cure by 2025, to continue to fund its programs of support and care for those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers, and to promote brain health. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer’s has raised more than $300 million to help advance research and support for those battling Alzheimer’s disease.

The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here.  Start or join a team today at http://act.alz.org/walkcle-west or call 216.231.1466.

About the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’sis the nation’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 the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

ABOUT ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION CLEVELAND AREA CHAPTER

The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter serves Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties with offices in Ashtabula, Avon, Beachwood, Chardon and Mentor.  The Association’s 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. The disease currently affects an estimated 5.4 million American adults (about 56,000 in Northeast Ohio) and is the 6th leading cause of death in the country.

 

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