The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. This year’s event won’t be a large in-person gathering, but they are still walking, and calling on asking people of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere, on every sidewalk, treadmill, track, and trail. On event day, you are invited to participate in small, safe teams while others in the community do the same.

There is no fee to register for the walk, but all participants are encouraged to raise funds that will help the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by enabling critical care and support services.  It will also help to advance research toward methods of prevention, treatment, and a cure.

Currently, more than 5 million people in the United States, including 92,000 right here in Louisiana, are living with Alzheimer’s and 16 million individuals are serving as their unpaid caregivers.

Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter Facebook
Alzheimer's Association Louisiana Chapter Facebook

You can participate in the virtual walk in three easy steps.

1. REGISTER:  Register by signing up as a team captain, team member, or individual.

2. FUNDRAISING: Start fundraising and spread the word. They will provide tips and coaching every step of the way, including easy ways to raise funds online.

3. WALK:  Take part in an interactive online experience, then walk wherever you would like in your area.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, October 3rd. To register, click here.

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