The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting northern Wisconsin residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Northwoods Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 21. Online registration is open now at alz.org/walk. Walk-in registration the day of the walk begins at 9 a.m. at the Rouman Cinema, Rhinelander.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk; it is an experience for thousands of participants from across the area who gather each year to raise critical funds for Alzheimer’s care and support services here in Wisconsin. Others lend their support through contributions and pledges and the area business community participates through sponsorship gifts, prize donations, Signs of Support and area teams.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. One in eight Americans, age 65 and above, have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. This number will increase 30 percent by year 2025.
In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy food and beverages, raffle drawings, games, entertainment, and a special program to honor those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s. The Walk is open to everyone! Start or join a team today. Go to at www. alz.org/walk to register.
“There has never been a greater need for residents of northern Wisconsin to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Julie St. Pierre, Outreach Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to hundreds of residents in the area who are living with Alzheimer’s today. Your support will also contribute to advancing critically-needed research.”
To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, contact the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org/gwwi.