The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Omaha residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Chalco Hills Recreation Area will be the site of the Walk on Sunday September 30th, 2012 at 10:30a.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for the more than 1,000 participants in Omaha who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, 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. In addition to the up to 6 mile walk, participants will enjoy music, food, face painting, balloon artists, spray on tattoos and more.
Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk
“There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Omaha to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Dr. Duane Gross, Alzheimer’s Association Midlands Chapter President and CEO.
“Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 37,000 residents of Nebraska living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”