From the Alzheimer’s Association:
Get out your walking shoes. The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual Harford County Memory Walk, Saturday, Oct. 2 (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. They also can decorate paper Forget-Me-Not flowers with the names or pictures of loved ones and “plant” the flowers in the “Garden of Memories.”
Walking teams will have their photos taken, and walkers who raise $100 will receive a Memory Walk t-shirt. Additionally, Memory Walk rub-off tattoos and bracelets will be available for purchase.
The 2.5-mile walk will commence at 10 a.m., following 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. Everyone is encouraged to stay after the Walk for closing remarks including the total amount of funds raised for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.
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.
Memory Walk is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this event calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s. Champions include those living with the disease, families, caregivers, and corporate and community leaders.
This October, the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a total of six Memory Walks in Maryland. The Maryland walks annually raise more than $600,000 and attract more than 3,500 participants and volunteers.
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.