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Alzheimer’s Association Hosting 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s At TC3


Both Tompkins and Cortland County residents are being invited by the Alzheimer’s Association in joining the fight to end Alzheimer’s in the Alzheimer’s Association Ithaca/Cortland Walk to End Alzheimer’s next Sunday, September 10th at Tompkins Cortland Community College’s Main Campus in Dryden.

Registration for the walk will begin at 10am with an opening ceremony and walk beginning at 11am.

“We’re closer than ever to stopping Alzheimer’s,” says Megan Wright, walk manager for the Central New York Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “We hope that everyone in our community can join us to help the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds for families facing the disease, for more steps toward treatments and to finally end this disease.”

There are over 6 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is a leading cause of death. Over 11 million family members and friends provide care for those living with the disease and other dementias. For New York, over 410,000 people are living with the disease with 580,000 caregivers.

“On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony, a mission-focused experience that signifies solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.” According to a release by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Money raised during the walk will go towards ensuring the programs and services provided by the association continue to be free for those who need them and in addition fund the research and advocacy efforts, which resulted in new treatments for those living in the early stage.

To register for the walk on Sunday, September 10th, click HERE.

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