The Alzheimer's Association® is inviting Rutherford County 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 November 11th at Middle Tennessee State University Track & Soccer Field.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a 3 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.
"We are looking forward to this year's Walk," says Michelle Thomas, Manager of Development for the Alzheimer's Association Mid South Chapter. "We have a great committee and since our Walk lands on Veterans day, we will be doing a special ceremony to honor our local Veterans. We would love to have the entire community get involved."
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 Tennessee alone, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 430,000 caregivers.
Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.
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.
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.
Michelle Thomas with the Alzheimer's Association and Joy Ash with The Crossings at victory Station spoke to WGNS' Scott Walker about this years event. Hear the entire interview below (26 MIN and 30 SEC):