Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming to Escondido Sept. 22

Henrietta Strickland
September 18, 2018

Join the fight for Alzheimer's first survivor.

Hundreds of people laced up their tennis shoes and walked to end Alzheimers today. "Yes, it's a fundraising effort and we're proud that the Twin Cities Walk is now #1 in the country!" "We are so grateful to the community for coming out to support our vision of a world without Alzheimer's disease". Barton said the easiest way to do it is by going to alz.org/walk and registering online.

The opening ceremony will start at 9 a.m. and will feature presentations and speeches, including one from a local woman who is a caretaker for her mother, who is suffering from Alzheimer's. Yellow flowers are given to care givers.

"Each year, we see an increase in the number of people affected by the disease", said event co-chair Trisha Elliott. "That's how we'll find it someday".

The Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter serves nine counties, including Miami County, enforcing care for over 30,000 people in the region living with Alzheimer's. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that can not be cured, prevented or even slowed.

More than 900 people and 124 teams participated in the walk at the Tennessee Riverpark Saturday morning.

The organization, who has hosted more than 600 walks around the country, hopes to continue to raise awareness about the "disease that can't be slowed, treated or cured". After the ceremony the walk will begin.

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