From staff reports
People in the Clarion area can participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraiser planned for Saturday.
Registration for the Clarion walk will begin at 8 a.m. at the Clarion County Courthouse. An opening ceremony will start at 9 a.m.
Participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies solidarity in the fight against the disease.
“The Alzheimer’s Association draws dozens of walkers and teams to the event each fall and it is a pivotal event to spread community awareness and concern for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Amy Ritzel, walk manager for the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Pennsylvania Chapter.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States.
Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
In Pennsylvania alone, there are more than 280,000 people living with the disease and 500,000 caregivers.
To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s walk, visit alz.org/walk.
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