Alzheimer’s Association to Host Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Events in New York City, and around the country

When:
October 7, 2017 all-day America/New York Timezone
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Alzheimer Walks in New York City

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. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide and four locations in NYC, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

The Promise Garden Ceremony is one of the most meaningful parts of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s experience. Each Walk participant chooses a colored flower to symbolize their connection in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Blue is for those living with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Yellow for anyone who is currently a caregiver. Purple for individuals who have lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s, and orange identifies those who want to live in a world without Alzheimer’s disease.

To find a Walk near you, sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual, visit: alz.org/walk. The Alzheimer’s Association – New York City Chapter’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday mornings at the following locations.

QUEENS – October 7, Little Bay Park, 11360
Registration 9:00 AM, Program 9:45 AM, Walk at 10:15 AM

STATEN ISLAND – October 14, Clove Lakes Park, 10301
Registration 9 AM, Program 9:45 AM, Walk at 10:15 AM

MANHATTAN – October 28, South Street Seaport, 10038
Registration 8:30 AM, Program 9:45 AM, Walk at 10:15 AM

BROOKLYN – November 4, Kingsborough Community College, 11235
Registration 9:00 AM, Program 9:45 AM, Walk at 10:00 AM

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 U.S. In New York alone, there are more than 390,000 people living with the disease and 1,020,000 caregivers.

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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.

Alzheimer’s Association®

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 our 24/7 multi-lingual Helpline 800.272.3900 to learn more about free programs and services for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

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