Ludington Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place Saturday.

September 12, 2016

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LUDINGTON — The annual Ludington Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place this Saturday, Sept. 17, at Waterfront Park. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an experience for hundreds of participants in the Ludington area 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.

In addition to the scenic route, participants will enjoy day of event entertainment, light snacks and refreshments, and 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 alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association Helpline at 800-272-3900.   

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 – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.  

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