The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Fort Bend 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, Oct. 28, at the University of Houston – Sugar Land.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 5K (3.1 mile) walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
“Alzheimer’s is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the United States” said Fredy Batres, outreach specialist at the Alzheimer’s Association Houston and Southeast Chapter. “This walk is an opportunity for you to help spread awareness, gives hope to the community, and increase funds for research as well as community support and programs.”
In addition to the 5K walk, participants will enjoy the opening ceremony with the National Anthem, music, entertaining warm-up and a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. Participants will learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
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 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the country. In Texas alone, there are more than 360,000 people living with the disease and 1.4 million caregivers.
Register today. Sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.