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Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter is inviting Alamance County and surrounding area residents to turn their community into a sea of purple and help take steps to fight Alzheimer’s.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Alamance County will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14 at the Historic Train Depot, located at 200 S. Main Street in Burlington. Check-in opens at 9 a.m. and the Walks start at 10:30 a.m. The presenting sponsor is PRA Group and this year’s goal for the Alamance County Walk is $180,000.

Alzheimer’s Association 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. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“We invite the community to join us in taking steps for Alzheimer’s disease to support those who are among the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s and their 473,000 caregivers,” said Katherine Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to help end this disease and to raise critically need funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”

The Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter hosts 13 walks across central and western North Carolina including: Asheville, Alamance Co., Charlotte, Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln Counties, Guilford Co., Henderson Co., Hickory, Iredell Co., Moore Co., Mount Airy, North Wilkesboro, Rowan-Cabarrus Counties, and Winston-Salem. To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer, visit http://act.alz.org/Alamance or call 800-272-3900.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:

The Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter hosts 13 walks across central and western North Carolina during the months of September through November. 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®. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org/walk.

About the 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.

About the Alzheimer’s Association - Western Carolina Chapter:

The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 49 central and western North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer's disease or the Alzheimer's Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Press Contact

Contact: Christine John-Fuller
Email: cjohn-fuller@alz.org
Phone: 9804987737