The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents in the Rim communities to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Green Valley Park in Payson will be the site of the Walk on Sept. 22. Registration and entertainment will start at 8 a.m. with the Walk commencing at 9 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for participants to 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 main walk, participants will enjoy local entertainment, exercise and education updates on Alzheimer’s care and research as well as a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. Start or join a team today at RimAlzheimersWalk.org.
“There has never been a greater need for the residents of Payson and the surrounding communities to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Aynsley Stephenson, Central Arizona Special Events Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association Desert Southwest Chapter. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the nearly 100,000 individuals in Arizona living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”
About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s — the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.