Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s  

In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month, a time when people from all over the world unite to spread awareness and challenge the stigma surrounding Alzheimer’s and all types of dementia, we’d like to invite our readers to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Oct. 15 in Raleigh. Alzheimer’s disease is by far the most common type of dementia, affecting about 5.8 million people in the US according to the CDC. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In NC, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and 356,000 caregivers. 

 “We look forward to the community joining us in taking steps to end Alzheimer’s disease and to support all those affected by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia,” said Lisa Roberts, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter. “Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity to raise funds for critical Alzheimer’s research and local support services.” 

 Presented by McKee Homes, the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter will host the walk at the outdoor Halifax Mall in downtown Raleigh. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony at 10 a.m., and the walk at 10:30 a.m. Participants will have the opportunity to honor Alzheimer’s patients with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — the colors of the Promise Garden flowers representing people’s personal connection to Alzheimer’s and signifying their solidarity in the fight against the disease. 

“It is a powerful moment to look out at the crowd displaying their colorful commitment to ending this disease,” said Roberts. “It is a powerful reminder there is hope and an entire community who understands the impact of this disease.” 

 To register as a walker or team captain, or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or a volunteer, visit 



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