Participants will raise critically needed awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research
The Alzheimer’s Association invites the Winona and surrounding area residents to join the fight against Alzheimer’s by participating in the Winona Walk to End Alzheimer’s –Winona. The walk will take place on Saturday, September 28, by the East Lake Park Band Shell.
On walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony — a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s.
As part of the Winona event, the Alzheimer’s Association Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter will pay special tribute to the honorary walk family. This year, the association will recognize the family of Curt Stark and their team Curt’s Crusader’s.
In addition to the one- and three-mile walk routes, participants will enjoy a special musical performance by the “Forget Me Notes,” breakfast foods, a silent auction and other fun activities for the whole family. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 10. The walk will then kick off at 10:20 a.m. A closing awards ceremony will begin at 11:45.
Today, 5.8-million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16-million family members and friends provide care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Minnesota alone, there are more than 94,000 people living with the disease and 254,000 caregivers.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s fuels the Alzheimer’s Association mission in creating awareness of the disease in communities across the country, as well as fundraising for care, support and research. Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/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 the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.