Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Rockford Sept. 22, DeKalb Sept. 23

Online Staff Report

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday, Sept. 22, at YMCA Log Lodge in Rockford and Sunday, Sept. 23, at Hopkins Park in DeKalb.

Nearly 525 people from the Rockford area and 360 from the DeKalb area are expected at this year’s events to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will participate in a 3-mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each walker will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here. Start or join a team at alz.org/walk or by calling (815) 484-1300.

Volunteers are sought for the Rockford walk. Additional questions about volunteer opportunities may be directed to Louie Iovane, senior manager, volunteers, at liovane@alz.org or (847) 779-6951.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is 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 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its 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.

Posted Sept. 19, 2012

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