Alzheimer’s Association Walk

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Thousands of Chattanoogans will come together at the Tennessee Riverpark  today in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. Last year, Chattanooga raised over $177,000, contributing to more than $67 million raised nationwide for care, support, and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will learn 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. Participants will also enjoy activities provided by local businesses and a kid’s zone with bouncy houses for children.

Registration for today’s Walk begins at 9am at the Riverpark,  4301 Amnicola Hwy, with Congressman Chuck Fleischmann joining the 10am opening ceremony to encourage support in the  fight to end Alzheimer’s. The Walk begins at 10:30a and for more information in joining a team, click alz.org/walk or call 800.272.3900.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer 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.

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