Walk to End Alzheimer’s Returns to Raleigh

Join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Chapter will be hosting Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Triangle (Raleigh-Durham) at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh on Saturday October 9.

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In North Carolina alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and 358,000 caregivers. The fundraising goal for the 2021 walk is $480,000, with funds going to further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The 2-mile walk, presented by McKee Homes, is full of flowers, each carried by someone committed to ending this disease. At the walk, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.

If you would like to participate but are unable to make it to the event, you can join the Walk From Home and walk in your neighborhood. If you prefer to Walk From Home, you can still engage in many Walk-day experiences through the mobile app. No matter where you participate, health and safety are top priorities. All local events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more.

Registration opens at 9 a.m. with an opening ceremony at 10 a.m. and a walk start at 10:30 a.m.
To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor of Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Triangle (Raleigh-Durham), visit act.alz.org/trianglewalk.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts 17 walks across North Carolina including: Alamance County, Asheville, Charlotte, Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln Counties, Fayetteville, Guilford County, Henderson County, Hickory, Iredell County, Jacksonville, Moore County, Mount Airy, New Bern, Rowan-Cabarrus Counties, Triangle (Raleigh and Durham), Wilmington and Winston-Salem. To register and receive the latest updates on any of this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: alz.org/walk.

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