Walk to End Alzheimer’s on November 18 at BR’s Highland Road Park

BATON ROUGE, LA, OCTOBER 25, 2017 – The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Baton Rouge residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, November 18th at BREC Highland Road Community Park.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 1.5 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“Finding our first survivor is our top priority. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Baton Rouge puts us one step closer to this goal. We’re raising awareness about this disease and also raising money to advance a cure. The Alzheimer’s Association is the largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia research.” said Courtney Nuckolls, Special Events Coordinator for the Association. “We invite everyone in Baton Rouge, and our neighboring communities, to join us on Saturday, November 18th as we join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor!”

In addition to the Walk, participants will enjoy children’s activities, food, and music.

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. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Louisiana alone, there are more than 85,000 people living with the disease and 232,000 caregivers.

Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk. For more information, please contact Courtney Nuckolls, Special Event Coordinator, cnuckolls@alz.org or 225-331-3615.

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.

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our 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. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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