The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Greenbrier Valley residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Sept. 24 at New River Community and Technical College in Lewisburg. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and the walk at 11 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for more than 130 participants in Lewisburg who 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.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is such a special event,” said Bethany Hall, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association, West Virginia Chapter. “It is the one time of year the families we serve have a chance to come together and stand beside one another in the fight against a disease that affects so many in West Virginia.”
In addition to the two-mile walk, participants will experience a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.
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.
To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.