A Place at Home is ready to take the first step to a world without Alzheimer’s when we join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s at 12 pm on September 24. We hope you will join our walk team or simply come by to cheer us on.
The route is only two miles with a one-mile route option available. There is no cost to participate, however if you’d like to donate to the cause, please visit our A Place at Home walk team page organized by our Community Liaison, Chris Cummings.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held in more than 600 communities nationwide and it is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Why do we need to work together to help stamp out Alzheimer’s disease? Consider these facts from the Alzheimer’s Association:
- More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
- Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States
- 1 in 3 seniors die with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
- Deaths from Alzheimer’s have increased by 89% since the year 2000
- Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops the disease
When: Sunday September 24, 2017
Where: Midtown Crossing – Turner Park – 3220 Farnam St.
Time: Registration starts at 10:30, Walk begins at 12:00 pm