Health & Nutrition Eight walks to raise funds for Alzheimer’s

Eight walks to raise funds for Alzheimer’s

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The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Mainers to join in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walks. Eight separate walks will take place in Maine:

Sept. 6: Lakes and Mountains, Simard Payne Park, Lewiston.

Sept. 13: Eastern Maine, Hollywood Casino Raceway, Bangor.

Sept. 13: Maine Beaches Area, York ballfield, York Beach.

Sept. 20: Capital Area, Buker Community Center, Augusta

Sept. 20: Midcoast Area, Maine Street Mall Gazebo, Brunswick.

Sept. 20: St. Croix Valley, Wabanaki Community Center, Calais.

Sept. 27: Northern Maine, Forest Hill, Fort Kent.

Sept. 27: Greater Portland – Payson Park, Portland.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a walk. It is an experience for more than 4,275 participants in Maine who will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with the cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Walk participants will also join in a ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans to as many as 16 million by 2050.

To start or join a team today, visit the Alzheimer’s Association alz.org/walk. To learn more about disease and available resources, call the Alzheimer’s Association toll-free Helpline at 800-272-3900.

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