Walk to end Alzheimer’s set for Oct. 8

Diane Doup, clockwise from left, Randall Watts, Tom Hinshaw, Doug Stender and Jill Tasker attend the 2022 Walk To End Alzheimer’s. This year’s event will take place Oct. 8 at Mill Race Park.

Columbus-area residents are invited to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Oct. 8, at Mill Race Park Amphitheater. Gates will open at 12:30 p.m.

Participants at the walk honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.

“We’re closer than ever to stopping Alzheimer’s,” said Xandra Dungan, manager of Walk to End Alzheimer’s-Columbus. “We invite everyone in our community to join us by starting a team to help the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds. Every dollar helps families facing the disease today and supports research toward continued advancements in the future.”

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 Indiana alone, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 216,000 caregivers.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/Indiana/walk. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s-Columbus is supported by Nationwide Presenting Sponsor Edward Jones.

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.

For more information, visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.