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Twelve Indiana communities join fight against Alzheimer's disease during Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® this fall

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Twelve Indiana communities join fight against Alzheimer's disease during Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® this fall

Participants raise critical awareness & funds for Alzheimer's care, support, research

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter announces registration is now open for the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide including 12 locations in Indiana, calling on more than 500,000 annual participants of all ages and abilities to help reclaim the future for millions.

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® participants raise critical awareness & funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million friends and family members provide care to people with Alzheimer's and other dementias in the U.S. In Indiana alone, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 338,000 caregivers.

"Because of support from individuals and communities for the Walk to End Alzheimer's, the Greater Indiana Chapter was able to provide more than 13,000 care and support services last year for Hoosiers living with the disease and their caregivers," said Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter Executive Natalie Sutton. "In addition, we are working toward advancing public policy and Alzheimer's and dementia research. Thanks to generous supporters at the 12 Indiana walks, we are able to further the Association's mission."

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a walk (lengths vary based on event location) and 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.

Event Dates and Locations

  • Sunday, September 9: Central Park – Mishawaka, Ind.
  • Sunday, September 16: City Hall Plaza – Bloomington, Ind.
  • Sunday, September 16: Fairbanks Park Amphitheater – Terre Haute, Ind.
  • Saturday, September 22: Jackson Morrow Park – Kokomo, Ind.
  • Sunday, September 23: Hoosier Park Racing & Casino – Anderson, Ind.
  • Sunday, September 23: Lake County Fairgrounds – Crown Point, Ind.
  • Saturday, September 29: Subaru of Indiana Automotive – Lafayette, Ind.
  • Saturday, September 29: Earlham CollegeRichmond, Ind.
  • Sunday, September 30: Mill Race Center – Columbus, Ind.
  • Saturday, October 6: Parkview FieldFort Wayne, Ind.
  • Saturday, October 6: Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Saturday, October 6: Washington Park – Michigan City, Ind.

Statewide Sponsors
Walk to End Alzheimer's is supported by National Presenting Sponsor Edward Jones, Statewide Presenting Sponsor Eli Lilly & Company, and Statewide Major Sponsor Trilogy Health Services.

Registration
Registration is now open for all Indiana events. Participants can join a team, sign up as a team captain, or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/Indiana/walk.

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Media Contact: Jessica Redden, (317) 275-2052, jredden@bohlsengroup.com

 

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SOURCE Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter

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