An Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s starts 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 at Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 W. Beardsley Road, in Sun City West.
Arizona has the second fastest growth rate for Alzheimer’s disease in the country, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. The number of individuals living with the disease is expected to grow by nearly 43 percent in the next six years.
Last year, the West Valley Walk raised nearly $100,000 for local care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research. Participants will learn more 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, which will include remarks from a group of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease.
Registration starts that morning at 7 a.m. followed by an 8 a.m. ceremony. The two-mile walk begins at 8:30 a.m.
IF YOU GO
What: Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
When: Saturday, Oct. 13 (registration 7 a.m.; ceremony 8 a.m.; 2-mile walk begins 8:30 a.m.)
Where: Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 W. Beardsley Road, Sun City West
Registration: Sign up as a team captain, join a team, or register to walk as an individual at westvalleyalzheimerswalk.org