The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Ellis Square in Savannah. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Nearly 600 people from the Coastal Georgia area including Liberty, Bryan, Effingham and Chatham counties are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
In 2017, the Savannah Walk raised $114,000 contributing to more than $90 million raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.
Walk 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.
In Georgia alone, there are more than 140,000 people living with the disease and 527,000 caregivers. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death 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.
Register online today. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its 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.