Join A Walk to End Alzheimer’s In Rhode Island
Rhode Island, August 23, 2023 – The Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter is excited to invite families from all over the state to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by taking part in one of five 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
September 10th : Block Island, Fred Benson Beach
September 23th : Newport, Fort Adams State Park
September 24th : Westerly, Misquamicut State Beach
September 30th: Northern Rhode Island, North Scituate Village
October 1st: Providence, Roger Williams State Park
Held nationally in more than 600 communities across the country, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s and all other dementia with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity as we fight this disease.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is incredibly important to those living with the disease, those who are caring for or who have cared for someone with dementia and those looking to reduce their risk," said Donna M. McGowan, Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Rhode Island Chapter. "We are in a new era of treatment and the Walk is a great place to find out what resources and community are waiting for you. You are not alone on this journey. "
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place in 5 locations across Rhode Island in September and October. The Walks in Rhode Island hope to raise $670,000 in 2023.
More than 6.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease in the United States. There are more than 11 million family members and friends providing care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Rhode Island alone, there are more than 24,000 people living with the disease and 39,000 caregivers.
Participants can choose to start a team, join a team or walk as an individual during the annual fundraiser. Day-of registration for four of the walks is at 8:30 am. The Promise Garden ceremony begins at 10 am followed by the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Registration for the Block Island Walk is set for 10 am, with the ceremony starting at 11 am. To register for any of the walks online and receive the latest updates, visit www.alz.org/ri/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 Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit www.alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
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