CARBONDALE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®2017

ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S®2017

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

Carbondale, Illinois, September 23, 2017 - The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End
Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Bucky’s Haven, SIU
Campus Lake in Carbondale. Hundreds of people from the Carbondale area are expected
at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Walk participants will complete a 3.2 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's
disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs
and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. 

Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected
by Alzheimer's disease.

In Illinois alone, there are more than 220,000 people living with the disease and
more than 588,000 caregivers.  In the United States, more than 5 million Americans
are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in and the
only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed.
Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with
Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, 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 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. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s
sixth-leading cause of death.

Alzheimer's Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in
Alzheimer’s research, care and support. 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. Visit alz.org® or call
800.272.3900.

Registration at 8:30am
Ceremony at 9:30am
Walk at 10am

Route Length: 5K (3.2 miles)

Location:
Bucky’s Haven, SIU Campus Lake
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901


Courtney Finigan, Walk Manager, 618.985.0390, cfinigan@alz.org