The 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…Together, we can end Alzheimer’s,” says the Wyoming Alzheimer’s Association.

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting you to help join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by walking in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk. Taking place at LaBonte Park on September 18th at 10:00am.

For the walk, each participant holds a colorful flower pinwheel dedicated to the connection each individual has to Alzheimer’s. Carrying a purple flower means you lost someone to Alzheimer’s. Carrying a yellow flower means you are a caregiver to someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Carrying a blue flower means you are living with Alzheimer’s. Carrying an orange flower means you support the Alzheimer’s Association. “On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.”

This Event will be taking many Covid-19 precautions to ensure that all participants are safe. This includes required masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer stations, and following CDC guidelines “Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.”

“Walk Chairman, Sabine Schenck, is excited to bring Albany County residents together, whether they choose to walk with their teams at LaBonte Park or walk remotely in their neighborhoods.”

There are more than 6 million Americans over 65 years old living with Alzheimers disease, and more than 10,000 people in Wyoming that suffer from Alzheimers disease.

To register to walk or learn more about this event visit: https://act.alz.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=walk_homepage

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