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Walk to end Alzheimer’s to take place in Huntington this week

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The Alzheimer’s Association will host two events this week as part of the 2015 Huntington Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Today is Bank Day for the region’s teams to deposit donations, and Saturday is the Walk. More information on each event is below. Media is welcome to attend both events.


2015 Huntington Walk to End Alzheimer’s BANK DAY

WHERE: Marshall University School of Physical Therapy, front lobby
2847 5th Avenue
Huntington, WV

WHEN: 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 23

MEDIA: This is a media event only. Photo opportunities and interviews are available, including Development Director of the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter Kaarmin Ford. Please contact Kaarmin at (304) 343-2717 to schedule.


2015 Huntington Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents of Huntington and surrounding areas to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association 2015 Huntington Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

In addition to the walk, participants also will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical studies enrollment to support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

WHERE: Big Sandy Superstore Arena

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 26
Registration begins at 9 a.m.; Walk takes place at 10 a.m.

MEDIA: Media is welcome and encouraged to attend. Photo opportunities and interviews are available. Please contact Kaarmin Ford at (304) 343-2717 to schedule.


“Taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a truly moving experience,” said Laurel Waller, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association’s West Virginia Chapter. “Friends and family gather to honor loved ones and support others facing this devastating disease, while raising funds to support research and care services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. Because of dedicated Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants, the Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.”

To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website at To learn more about the disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at (800) 272-3900.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans to as many as 16 million by 2050.

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 has 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 world’s 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 or call (800) 272-3900.

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