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August 30, 2018

Alzheimer’s Walk raises funds, awareness in the fight for a cure

Saturday, Sept. 8. 9 a.m.—RUTLAND—The Alzheimer’s Association invites the public to join the fight to end the disease by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk will take place on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m., starting in Rutland’s Main Street Park.

Participants will complete a 2-mile walk, with a shorter option available, and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.

In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy a healthy breakfast, fresh coffee, local sponsor tables, water stations along the route, and the community of those who also support the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor.

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 16 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Vermont alone, there are more than 13,000 people living with the disease and over 30,000 caregivers.

Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team, or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

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