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Contact: Tom Legan, Walk Manager, Bergen-Passaic Walk, Greater NJ Chapter, 973.406.5124, firstname.lastname@example.org
ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®
HELPS RECLAIM THE FUTURE FOR MILLIONS
Participants Raise Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
[TOTOWA, NJ, OCTOBER 7, 2016] – The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting NORTHERN NEW JERSEY residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 at OVERPECK PARK, 199 CHALLENGER ROAD in RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for HUNDREDS of participants in NORTHERN NEW JERSEY who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical studies enrollment to support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
"I look forward to seeing a huge crowd of purple, knowing it represents the passion and dedication they have for our cause," said Wendy Campbell, interim executive director of the Alzheimer's Association Greater New Jersey Chapter. "We appreciate every Walk to End Alzheimer's team and participant and their efforts to help us not only fund Alzheimer's research, but the programs and services we offer to the thousands of people in Central and North Jersey who are living with Alzheimer's or a related disorder."
In addition to the 3 mile route, participants will enjoy DJ entertainment and music, a kids zone and door prizes for lucky ticket holders along with a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and 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 more than 5 million Americans to as many as 16 million by 2050.
To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.
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 nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer 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.
Alzheimer’s Association® Greater New Jersey Chapter
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. It is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. The Association’s 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. The Greater New Jersey Chapter is the local arm, with a Regional Office in Totowa, Passaic County, serving constituents in Central and Northern New Jersey. For more information about the Chapter and the disease, visit alz.org/nj or call the 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900.