The Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter invites Snohomish County residents to participate in the upcoming 5K Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The event will take place October 6, 2018, in the Port of Everett’s Boxcar Park.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s disease. Last year, 766 people participated in the Everett Walk, raising $141,965. Funds raised for the event are used for Alzheimer’s research and to provide care and support services for local families impacted by the the disease.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings the community together to honor and celebrate those we’ve known, loved and lost to the disease, as well their devoted and compassionate caregivers,” said Bob Le Roy, Executive Director of the Washington State Chapter.
He went on to say, “When we walk together, each step brings us closer to our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s disease.”
Registration for the Walk begins at 8:00 am followed by an opening ceremony at 9:00 and the two-mile walk at 9:30 am.
This is a family and pet friendly event, and the walk route is fully accessible. It is free to attend; however, participants who donate or raise $100 or more will receive a Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt.
In Washington State there are more than 110,000 people living with Alzheimer’s and another 340,000 unpaid caregivers providing their support. It is the sixth leading cause of death nationally, and the third leading cause of death in Washington State.
To register, call 1.800.272.3900, or visit alz.org/walk.