World’s largest event to raise awareness, funds for care, support, research

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 23 at Busse Woods in Elk Grove Village. Nearly 850 people from the area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., followed by a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. The Walk steps off at 10 a.m. It will take place at Busse Woods, Grove 5-16. Enter the East entrance on Higgins Road.

Walk participants will complete a 3.2 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association.

Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

In Illinois alone, there are more than 220,000 people living with the disease and more than 588,000 caregivers.   In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Register today. Sign up to join a team, be team captain, or register to walk as an individual at  alz.org/walk.

 

 

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