CANCELED Alzheimer’s Association to Host Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K 10/27/12

DUE TO WEATHER – THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED
Alzheimer’s Association to Host Walk to End Alzheimer’s 5K
October 27, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.
The walk will start at Merrick Park – across from Coral Gables City Hall
400 Biltmore Way
Coral Gables, FL

The Alzheimer’s Association will host its yearly Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s® event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Southeast Florida Chapter is inviting Miami-Dade residents of all ages to unite and participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.

“As many as 5.4 million Americans currently have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in Americans age 65 or older, and these numbers continue to increase. These alarming statistics show the importance and urgency of finding a cure and treatment for Alzheimer’s disease,” said Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, Ellen Brown. “Many people are not aware that Hispanics are about one and one- half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s and other dementias as older whites. It’s time to take action and fight against Alzheimer’s. The time is now! Alzheimer’s can’t wait!”

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than a just a walk. Miami-Dade participants also will learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities, the latest in Alzheimer’s research and clinical trial enrollment to support programs and services. Each walker will join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Funds raised will provide care and support services to the residents of Southeast Florida living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.

In addition to the 5K walk; participants will enjoy family activities, music and much more. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk. For more information, or call 800-272-3900.

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