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Walk to End Alzheimer's this Sunday outside City Hall

Herald-Times - 9/13/2018

Sept. 12--Registration is open for this weekend's Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's around the City Hall Plaza.

The annual event is sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter and aims to raise awareness and funds for local care, support and research initiatives, according to a press release.

The opening ceremony will begin at 1:15 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16 outside City Hall at 401 N. Morton St., with the walk beginning right after. On-site registration begins at noon.

Participants will learn about Alzheimer's disease and dementia while walking along the route, as well as volunteer opportunities, public policy initiatives and local programs and services provided by the Alzehimer's Association Greater Indiana Chapter. Participants can also honor loved ones at a Promise Garden ceremony before the walk.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, now the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only disease among the top 10 causes of death that cannot be slowed, prevented or cured, according to the release. In Indiana, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and more than 338,000 unpaid caregivers.

Bloomington's Walk to End Alzheimer's raised more than $97,000 in 2017. This year, the Greater Indiana Chapter has set a goal of $110,000.

Those interested in participating can register on-site or pre-register at www.alz.org/indiana/walk.

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