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Media Alert: Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘Walk to end Alzheimer’s’ set for Oct. 29

Media Alert:

CHARLESTON, W.VA. —  Hundreds of Charleston residents will join in raising critically needed awareness and funds during the 2016 Alzheimer’s Association’s ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s.’

The Oct. 29 event in Charleston is part of 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. Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

WHAT:  Hundreds of residents in Charleston will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

In 2015 the Charleston Walk raised $154,507, contributing to more than $77 million raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs. 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: Saturday, October 29

8:30 a.m. Registration
9:20 a.m. Opening ceremony
         9:30 a.m. Walk begins

 

WHERE: Appalachian Power Park
HOW: Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or 800.272.3900.


CONTACT:
Kellie Aikman, 304.343.2717 (office), 304.840.9333 (cell)
kaikman@alz.orgalz.org/wv

 

 

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