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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION INVITES ESSEX, HUDSON AND UNION COUNTY RESIDENTS TO JOIN 2019 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®
Participants to Raise Critically Needed Awareness and
Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
Florham Park, NJ, September 9, 2019 – The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting all Essex, Hudson and Union County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 28th at South Mountain Recreation Complex at 9 Cherry Lane, West Orange, NJ.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants can complete up to a two mile walk and learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
“As a volunteers and this year’s Event Co-Chairs, we are joining participants of all ages in the fight against the disease at Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic. The disease is relentless; but here in New Jersey, so are we.”, said Dave and Rita Whetton.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In New Jersey alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and 450,000 caregivers.
Register your team today. Sign up as a Team Captain, or register to walk as an individual. For those unable to join on event day, there are ways to participate, volunteer or donate without even walking. Learn more at alz.org/njwalk. Text 2ENDALZ to 51555 to donate, or contact us at 973.437.3931.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’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 Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.