Walk to End Alzheimer’s October 15 in Anne Arundel County



BALTIMORE – Get out your walking shoes. The Alzheimer’s Association will hold its annual Anne Arundel County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Saturday, Oct. 15 (rain or shine) at the Severn School (201 Water St.) in Severna Park.

Registration starts at 9 a.m., when participants can enjoy light refreshments, as well as music and entertainment for the whole family, including performances by ThElvisMan, who will be in full Elvis costume. What’s more, participants will receive pinwheel flowers that they can decorate with the names of loved ones and take home.

The 3-mile walk will commence at 10 a.m., following an opening ceremony focusing on the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association, and the announcement of the top three fundraising teams and top three fundraising individuals. Everyone is encouraged to stay after the Walk for closing remarks including the total amount of funds raised for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.

Participants are encouraged to register early, as teams or individually. Registration is free and available online at www.alz.org/maryland <http://www.alz.org/maryland> . To register by phone, call 410-561-9099 or 1-800-272-3900.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Since its inception in 1989, Americans who have participated in the Walk have raised more than $265 million.

This October, the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a total of six Walk to End Alzheimer’s events in Maryland. Last year’s events in Maryland drew over 4,000 walkers and raised over $636,000.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Its 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. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit www.alz.org/maryland <http://www.alz.org/maryland> .