Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Charleston area residents to fight the nation’s sixth leading cause of death by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina will be the site of Walk on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 9 a.m.
“There has never been a greater need for the citizens of Charleston to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” said Cindy Alewine, president/CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, South Carolina Chapter. “For many of us, Alzheimer’s is personal. We can remember the day that our loved one was diagnosed or when they no longer recognized their family. It is a heartbreaking disease that must be stopped.”
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an uplifting experience uniting the community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more — in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. In addition to the 2.5 mile walk, participants will join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will also have the opportunity to get more involved through advocacy and clinical trial enrollment, as well as learn more about support programs and services available for caregiving families.
Registration is free at www.alz.org/sc/walk. While there is no fee to register, participants are encouraged to fundraise or donate to contribute. Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 80,000 residents of South Carolina living with Alzheimer’s, while also supporting critically-needed research.