Alzheimer’s Association Announces Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Michigan City

Walk-to-End-AlzheimersThe Alzheimer’s Association is inviting area residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Michigan City. The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be held at Washington Park on Sunday, October 9, 2011. Registration starts at 12:30 PM and the Walk begins at 1:30 PM.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than just a walk. The Walk to End Alzheimer's will be an experience for over 150 area participants to learn about Alzheimer's disease, local programs, services, clinical trial enrollment, advocacy opportunities and the latest in Alzheimer’s research, as well as how to get involved with this critical cause. Each walker will also be a part of a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease. Participants will enjoy free refreshments, entertainment and activities for the young and young at heart, as well as a special tribute to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia. Area sponsors include Comfort Keepers, Duneland Resale Shop, Hartman & Hartman, The Arbors of Michigan City and the News Dispatch/Herald Argus. Area residents can start or join a team today by viewing or calling 800-272-3900.

There are an estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic. In fact, as baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate.

About the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s:

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk® Now, the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Today, approximately 5.4 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, including 120,000 Hoosiers. Every 69 seconds, a new person is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The direct and indirect costs of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias amount to more than $183 billion annually.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. Having awarded more than $265 million to nearly 1,800 research projects, the Alzheimer's Association is the largest private funder of Alzheimer research. The Association’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s disease. For more information, please visit