Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled for Sept. 17.

July 20, 2016

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LUDINGTON — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting all interested residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on September 17 at Waterfront Park.  

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It 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 act.alz.org/ludington. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900.  

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