From the Alzheimer’s Association:
Get out your walking shoes. The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, Oct. 1 (rain or shine), at the Bel Air Equestrian Center (608 N. Tollgate Rd., Bel Air).
Registration starts at 9 a.m., when participants can enjoy light refreshments, as well as music and entertainment for the whole family. Walking teams will have their photos taken, and walkers who raise $100 will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt.
What’s more, participants will receive pinwheel flowers that they can decorate with the names of loved ones and take home with them.
An opening ceremony focusing on the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the announcement of the top three fundraising teams and top three fundraising individuals.
At 10 a.m., Youth Ambassador Chloe Jade Anderson (11) from Conowingo will kick-off the 2.5-mile walk.
She volunteers at Country View Assisted Living in Bel Air, where her mother works. Over the years, she has spent a lot of time playing games, making crafts and interacting with the residents.
Participants are encouraged to register early, as teams (four+ members) or individually. Registration is free and available online at www.alz.org/maryland. To register by phone, call 410-561-9099 or 1-800-272-3900.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Since its inception in 1989, Americans who have participated in the Walk have raised more than $265 million
This October, the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a total of six Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Maryland. Last year’s events in Maryland drew over 4,000 walkers and raised over $636,000.
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. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org/maryland.