Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, Sept. 15.
LUDINGTON — The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Waterfront Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by a ceremony at 10:15 a.m. and the walk at 10:30 a.m.
Participants will complete a two mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
“We are thrilled to be a part of another great year of bringing so many amazing people together for the purpose of fighting back against Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia,” said Melissa Goodson, development director for the Alzheimer’s Association, Michigan Great Lakes Chapter. “With so many Ludington area residents living with the disease and serving as caregivers, it’s a cause that hits home for many in our community.”
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Michigan alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and over 514,000 caregivers.
To learn more, click here: alz.org/walk.