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 Alzheimerâ€™s Association will host its yearly Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™sÂ® event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimerâ€™s care, support and research. The Southeast Florida Chapter is inviting Miami-Dade residents of all ages to unite and participate in the Alzheimerâ€™s Association Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™sÂ®.
â€œAs many as 5.4 million Americans currently have Alzheimerâ€™s disease. Alzheimerâ€™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 Alzheimerâ€™s disease,â€ said Chief Executive Officer of the Alzheimerâ€™s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, Ellen Brown. â€œMany people are not aware that Hispanics are about one and one- half times as likely to have Alzheimerâ€™s and other dementias as older whites. Itâ€™s time to take action and fight against Alzheimerâ€™s. The time is now! Alzheimerâ€™s canâ€™t wait!â€
Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™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 Alzheimerâ€™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 Alzheimerâ€™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.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!