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Hometown: Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting local residents to participate in its Walk to End Alzheimer’s at the end of the month either by walking or donating to the cause.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s gives people a chance to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this cause, from advocacy opportunities to the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services.  Each walker will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now 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 estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

“There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Williamsburg to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Barbara Monteith, the Alzheimer’s Association Southeastern Virginia Chapter’s Development Associate.

“Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 130,000 residents of Virginia living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”

Walks are scheduled for October 27 at the Williamsburg Community Building at 401 North Boundary Street. Registration for each walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. To start or join a team, visit the event website or call 800.272.3900.

Registration is free, but donations are accepted.

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