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ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S 2018

Hundreds of New River Valley Residents and University Students are Raising Critically Needed Awareness and Funds 
WHAT: Hundreds of residents of communities in the New River Valley region will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. In 2017, the New River Valley Walk raised $67,335, contributing to the millions raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.
The goal for this year’s Walk is $81,000.
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. Participants will learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
WHEN: Saturday, September 29
8:00AM Registration
9:00AM Opening ceremony
9:30AM Walk begins
 
WHERE: Henderson Lawn at Virginia Tech, Main & College Streets
WHO: Interview and photo opportunities from 8:00AM to 9:00AM
o Caregivers of persons with Alzheimer’s disease
o Chapter spokespeople – Sue Friedman, president & CEO
o Corporate sponsor spokesperson from Edward Jones
HOW: Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
CONTACT: Mary Sandridge, 434-882-2792 (m), 434-270-0201 (o), msandridge@alz.org
About the 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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