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Clarion Walk to End Alzheimer’s Scheduled for Saturday

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 @ 12:10 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

IMG_4022-1CLARION, Pa. – Clarion County residents are invited 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 5. Participants will meet at the Clarion County Courthouse in Clarion.

– Registration at 8:00 a.m.
– Ceremony at 8:30 a.m.
– Walk at 9:00 a.m.

On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s.

“This year’s Clarion Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will be a great opportunity for the entire community to come out and support a fantastic cause,” said Jennifer Brownlee, Alzheimer’s Association Walk Manager. “It also allows everyone to learn more about the free programs and services available to those suffering through an Alzheimer’s diagnosis with their families.”

In addition to the 2 mile walk, participants will be invited to walk in the Autumn Leaf Festival parade.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 400,000 people living with the disease and 676,000 caregivers.

Participants can 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.

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 www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.


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