Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Hundreds Will Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Wilmington on Nov. 2

WHO:
Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter

WHAT:
Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Wilmington

This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Participants will complete a 2-mile walk. The funds raised support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

WHEN:
Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a rain or shine event

WHERE:
Wrightsville Beach Park
1 Bob Sawyer Drive
The walk route is the full Wrightsville Beach loop

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
Registration/Check-in: 9 a.m.
Opening Ceremony: 10 a.m.
Walk: 10:30 a.m.
Closing Ceremony: 11:30 a.m.

DAY-OF-EVENT MEDIA CONTACT: Jenn Briand, Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina, 919-241-5938

PARKING:
Parking and handicap accessible parking is available at Wrightsville Beach Park.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
Sandra McClammy with COAST 97.3 will serve as emcee for the day’s festivities. The day will include fun, all-ages entertainment and family-friendly music. On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s. Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®:

The Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter hosts six walks across eastern North Carolina including: Fayetteville, Jacksonville, New Bern, Robeson County, the Triangle Area and Wilmington. 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®. For more information, visit http://www.alz.org/walk.

About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

About the Alzheimer’s Association – Eastern North Carolina Chapter:

The Eastern North Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 51 eastern North Carolina counties. We provide a variety of services including a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. We offer opportunities to get involved and to make a difference. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, or the Alzheimer’s Association, Eastern North Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/nc or call 800-272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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