Alzheimer's Association set to hold Walk to End Alzheimer's
The Alzheimer's Association will host a Walk to End Alzheimer's starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE.
BEMIDJI — The Alzheimer's Association will host a Walk to End Alzheimer's starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Sanford Center, 1111 Event Center Drive NE.
Contributions raised will fund the association's care and support programs for families in the Bemidji area and advance research globally.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an excellent opportunity to support caregivers and to do something really good for yourself as well. Getting out and walking is good for your heart and brain," a release said.
On the day of the walk, participants honor those impacted by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony, a mission-focused experience that signifies their solidarity in the fight against the disease, the release said.
The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent a person’s connection to Alzheimer’s, reflecting their personal reasons to end the disease.
Currently, more than 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease — a leading cause of death in the United States. In Minnesota, more than 99,000 people are living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia and are supported by 171,000 unpaid caregivers, the release said.