Alzheimers Walk, 2016

SPOONER– Organizers of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s invite people to join “the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor” during the walk on Saturday, Sept. 23, at Trinity Lutheran Church.

Registration begins at 9 a.m., with a ceremony at 10 a.m. and then a two-mile walk to follow.

The family-friendly event welcomes returning and new team captains, team members, individual walkers, and day-of volunteers. Anyone interested in starting a team, joining a team, walking as an individual, or volunteering at this year’s event can contact Spooner Walk Chair Jene Morey, 715.468.7706 or jenemorey@gmail.com.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

“The goal of the walk is to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease,” said Morey. “The statistics about Alzheimer’s disease can be overwhelming: Once every 66 seconds, someone develops Alzheimer’s. We also raise funds because we have hope that someday there will be an end to Alzheimer’s.”

The Alzheimer’s Association provides programs and services free to any family affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The association provides a 24/7 Helpline available any time day or night at 800.272.3900 for anyone needing answers to questions as well as ALZ Connected, ALZ Navigator, and support groups to help families learn and stay connected.

It offers early-, mid-, and late-stage education to families and also provides trainings to professional caregivers. The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.

Spooner’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s invites individuals and teams from all over the area to reflect, remember, and walk for those now and in the future who are affected by Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care, and support. 

Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

The Association can be reached 24/7 at 800.272.3900 or atalz.org.

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