Walk to End Alzheimer’s events planned in Northeast Ohio

A Walk to End Alzheimer’s gathers community members together for a cause becoming more dire as more people age and become afflicted with the debilitating disease.

Walks are scheduled throughout Northeast Ohio in September and October.

  • Oberlin: Sept. 22, Tappan Square, Oberlin College, 52 N. Main St. Registration at 8 a.m.; ceremony at 10 a.m.; walk follows ceremony, and after-party follows walk. Routes include one- and three-mile options.
  • Kirtland: Sept. 30, Lake Metroparks Farmpark, 8800 Euclid Chardon Road. Registration at 8 a.m.; ceremony at 10 a.m.; walk follows ceremony, and after-party follows walk. Route length is 3 miles.
  • Cleveland: Oct. 13, Great Lakes Science Center, 601 Erieside Ave. Registration at 8 a.m.; ceremony at 10 a.m.; walk follows ceremony, and after-party follows walk. Routes include one-and three-mile options.

Participants can join a team or make a donation. Walkers must register and are asked to make a donation and to commit to raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Walkers who raise $100 or more will receive a T-shirt on the day of the walk.

All money raised “furthers the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association,” according to act.alz.org.

For more information and to find other walks, visit act.alz.org.


Image: The Avon office of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Cleveland chapter (Morning Journal file).

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