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Alzheimer's Association
News Release
Friday, August 04, 2017

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®
IN BAY AREA/GALVESTON TO JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST THE DISEASE
Participants to Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research

Bay Area/Galveston, Texas 08/02/17– The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Bay Area/Galveston residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Stewart Beach Pavilion in the Bay Area/Galveston.
 
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a 5K (3.1 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 Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to advance dementia care, support and research.  If you are interested in learning more about the Walk, please join us for a Kickoff Event on August 23rd, 5:30-6:30pm, at Moody Gardens in the Viewfinder's Terrace.  This will be a fun and engaging opportunity to learn more about the Alzheimer's Association, the Walk to End Alzheimer's, and how you can make a difference by becoming a Team Captain."  states Krista Bohn.  Please RSVP by August 18th to Krista Bohn at 
kbohn@alz.org or 713.314.1363.
 
In addition to the 5K (3.1 Mile) walk, participants will enjoy the opening ceremony with the National Anthem, music, entertaining warm-up and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. Participants will learn more 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.
 
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Texas alone, there are more than 360,000 people living with the disease and 1,380,000 caregivers. 
 
Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at
alz.org/walk.
 
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’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. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. 
 
Alzheimer's Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit 
alz.org or call 800.272.3900.




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