Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s

(WNY News Now) – The annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will be held on Saturday September 23, 2023 at 10am at Point Gratiot Park Dunkirk.

Chautauqua – WNY News Now caught up with Dana Corwin, Deputy Director of the Chautauqua County Office for Aging Services, to discuss the annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and its nationwide impact.

Held annually in over 600 communities across the United States, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® stands as the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This inspiring event invites participants of all ages and abilities to unite in the battle against this debilitating disease. Alongside this flagship event, there are numerous other activities to anticipate.

While registration for the Walk is free, participants are encouraged to raise vital funds, enabling the Alzheimer’s Association to provide around-the-clock care and support and further research aimed at prevention, treatment, and a cure.

Dana Corwin added that participation is simple:

Register: Sign up for your local Walk and consider forming or joining a team.

Fundraise: Start raising funds and spread awareness. The Association offers guidance every step of the way, from recruiting supporters to securing donations.

Walk Day: Join the community on Walk day, marking a shared commitment to defeating Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer’s Association® is a leading voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support, and research since its founding in 1980. Globally, approximately 50 million individuals contend with dementia, with over 6 million in the U.S. grappling with Alzheimer’s and more than 11 million unpaid caregivers. The Association confronts this crisis by delivering education and support while championing vital research for treatments, prevention, and, ultimately, a cure.




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