BANGOR — The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Bangor area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Eastern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 19, at 8 a.m., at the Bangor Waterfront on Railroad Street in Bangor.
More than 1,000 Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete the two-and-a-half-mile walk around Bangor and Brewer and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies, support programs and services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease, according to a news release.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a family-friendly, fun social event that helps the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds to one day achieve its vision of a world without Alzheimer’s,” said Laurie Bowie, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, in the release. “It is an uplifting and inspiring day that shows support for those living with Alzheimer’s and gives a strong message of hope to find answers about this disease and ultimately a cure.”
Coffee and refreshments will be available and registration is open to all-ages.
Participants that raise $100 or more will received a 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s t-shirt. Dogs on leashes are welcome and the walk route accommodates strollers and wheelchairs.
Participants will have the opportunity to take team photos that will be featured on the Association’s social media.
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, according to the release. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Maine alone, there are more than 28,000 people living with the disease and 69,000 caregivers.
Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team, or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk
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,” said the Walk.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research, according to the Association. Its 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 disease,” said the Association.
Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.