1,000 Northeast Ohio Residents are Raising Critically Needed Awareness and Funds
WHAT: In Avon, over 1,000 of Northeast Ohio residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. In 2014 the Avon Walk raised $178,751 contributing to more than $67 million raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s. The Cleveland Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s goal is to raise $736,000 collectively between the three Walks in Kirtland, Avon and the Zoo. Over 7,000 Northeast Ohio residents area expected to attend all three Walk events.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 19
8 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m. Opening ceremony
9:50 a.m. Walk begins
WHERE: All Pro Freight Stadium, Avon
WHO: Interview and photo opportunities from 8:50 to 9:25 a.m.
- Person with Alzheimer’s disease – TBD
- Event Chair, Lynsie Gibson
- Melissa Shelton, Director of Development, Alzheimer’s Association, Cleveland Area Chapter
- Steve Kaplan, President and CEO of presenting sponsor Kaplan Furniture
About the 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 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.