The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Galesburg residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Lake Storey in Galesburg.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is moving forward with plans to host the event in person this fall. The health and safety of participants, volunteers and staff remain the Association’s top priorities while continuing to monitor the pandemic and make decisions about event details in local communities. While planning to gather in person, the Alzheimer’s Association will continue to offer options to participate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s online and in neighborhoods across the country.
“Alzheimer’s is not taking a hiatus during COVID-19 and neither are we,” said Kate Wilson, Walk Manager. “We must continue the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and we are working with all participants to ensure they have a powerful and moving experience that is felt when we are together. Many of our constituents are at higher risk when it comes to COVID-19 and we know that our volunteers and participants appreciate our commitment to keeping all involved healthy and safe.”
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 Illinois alone, there are more than 230,000 people living with the disease and 381,000 caregivers.
To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimers, visit: alz.org/walk.