Alzheimer’s Walk encourages small groups for a big cause

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

The Lexington Walk to End Alzheimer’s which attracts thousands each year to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease will look different this year.

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Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Lexington.

On Walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers.

A small group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic Promise Garden in a “view only” format on Walk day at a location yet to be determined to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Kentucky alone, there are more than 75,000 people living with the disease and 274,000 caregivers.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: act.alz.org/lexington.

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

Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association® 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.