Walk to End Alzheimer’s event slated for Oct. 27

The Alzheimer’s Association will host its yearly Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research on Oct. 27.

The Southeast Florida Chapter is inviting Miami-Dade residents of all ages to unite and participate in the walk that will start at Merrick Park — across from Coral Gables City Hall, located at 400 Biltmore Way, at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

“As many as 5.4 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease,” said Ellen Brown, CEO, of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter. “Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in Americans age 65 or older, and these numbers continue to increase. These alarming statistics show the importance and urgency of finding a cure and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

“Many people are not aware that Hispanics are about one and one half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias as older whites. It’s time to take action and fight against Alzheimer’s. The time is now! Alzheimer’s can’t wait!”

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a just a walk. Miami-Dade participants also will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker will join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Funds raised will provide care and support services to the residents of Southeast Florida living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically needed research.

In addition to the 5K walk, participants will enjoy family activities, music and much more. Start or join a team today at www.alz.org/walk.

For more information call 1-800-272-3900.

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