From Harford County government:
(Bel Air, MD) – – The Harford County Department of Community Services’ Office on Aging is proud to participate in the Harford County Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk, on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Bel Air Equestrian Center, 608 N Tollgate Rd, Bel Air. Registration is at 9:00 a.m.; the Walk begins at 10:00 a.m.
Teams are the heart of Memory Walk – people working together to support the millions affected by Alzheimer’s. The Office on Aging is looking for additional members to join them; team up with the Office on Aging to have fun, make new friends and support a great cause. To join the Office on Aging Team, call Joyce Trageser at 410-638-3025.
Participants in the Memory Walk will enjoy family entertainment and light refreshments; this year’s Walk will have a new and expanded Walk route and plenty of parking will be available on the grass at the Equestrian Center.
When you register for the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®, you’re participating in the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research; you’re also joining a nationwide community of thousands of people who are standing up and participating in the fight against this devastating disease.
Every 70 seconds, someone new develops Alzheimer’s disease in America. Today, over 5.3 million Americans are living with the disease. Today there is no cure, but we are on the MOVE to get closer to a world without Alzheimer’s disease!
All Memory Walk donations benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association 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.
For more information on the Memory Walk, visit www.alz.org/maryland and click on Memory Walk, or call 800-272-3900.
For more information about the Harford County Office on Aging, visit www.harfordcountymd.gov/services/aging. The Office on Aging is a division within the Harford County Department of Community Services.