The Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter is inviting Shelby County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on September 22. The Walk will take place at the Sidney Courthouse Square, 100 E. Court St., in Sidney. Registration begins at 9 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a two-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with a poignant tribute known as the Promise Garden ceremony.
Last year, close to 500 people participated in the Shelby County Walk. Eric VanVlymen, Executive Director of the Miami Valley Chapter, said, “We’re looking forward to this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Not only does the Walk support Alzheimer’s research, care, and support programs, but it’s also a chance for families and friends to come together and share a message of hope. We’d love to see the entire community get involved and join the fight to end Alzheimer’s.”
Why We Walk to End Alzheimer’s
Walk Committee member Jenny Huelskamp said, “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is truly a day of showing support and love for those facing Alzheimer’s. I’ve been participating in the walk for years with my family and I always leave feeling hopeful and refreshed that we can make a difference to end Alzheimer’s.”
All funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Last year, approximately $800,000 was raised through the Miami Valley Walks.
Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk or call 800.272.3900. You may also join us on Saturday and register then.
Questions? Reach out to Maire at firstname.lastname@example.org | 937.610.7006.
Honor others with a photo button
At the Walk, you’ll have the chance to create a personalized button honoring a loved one. Simply bring or print a copy of a picture, and we’ll provide the rest at our chapter table. It’s a great way to honor your loved one at the Walk.