MUSCATINE, Iowa–Registration is open for the 2021 Muscatine Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Muscatine area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by starting a team and walking on September 24 at Pearl City Station.
On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.
While plans are moving forward to host the Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff, and volunteers remain the top priorities as decisions are made about event details. Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.
“We are excited to see and walk with everyone in person again this year,” says Michelle Kelman, Senior Development Specialist for the Alzheimer’s Association Iowa Chapter. “More than ever, we need to come together to support all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias. With the dollars raised, the Alzheimer’s Association provides care and support to families in Iowa while also advancing critical research toward methods of treatment and prevention.”
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 Iowa alone, there are more than 66,000 people living with the disease and 73,000 caregivers.
To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: alz.org/walk.
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