Alzheimer’s Association invites residents to join 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Published 5:26 pm Wednesday, October 9, 2019
To The Leader
The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting South East and Beaumont 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, October 12 at The Event Centre 700 Crockett St. Beaumont, TX 77701. Registration is at 8 am, opening ceremony at 8:30 a.m. and the Walk begins at 9 a.m.
KFDM reporter Angel San Juan will serve as emcee.
On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s.
Shanna Briggs, Alzheimer’s Association Walk Manager, says the South East/Beaumont walk brings everyone together to fight a common cause.
“Nearly 400 thousand Texans are living with Alzheimer’s disease,” Briggs said. “Texas ranks 4th in the number of Alzheimer’s cases and 2nd in Alzheimer’s deaths in the nation. Seeing Beaumont put its muscle into the national fight is one of the most gratifying things you will ever witness.”
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Texas, there are more than 390,000 people living with the disease and 1.4 million caregivers.
Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
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 www.alz.org or call 800-272-3900.