Hundreds of West Valley area residents are expected to use their feet to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” starts with registration at 7 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12 at Beardsley Recreation Center, 12755 W Beardsley Rd, Sun City West.
Opening ceremony is at 8 a.m., followed by the walk itself at 8:30 a.m.
The funds raised support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Arizona has the fastest growth rate for Alzheimer’s disease in the country. There are currently 140,000 Arizonans 65 and older living with Alzheimer’s in our state. That number is expected to grow by 43% by 2025. Additionally, 339,000 Arizonans provide unpaid care for loved ones with dementia.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s. Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at westvalleyalzheimerswalk.org.