The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Rochester’s Innovative Field. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. with the opening ceremony and walk at 10 a.m.
Monroe County is tied for the eighth-highest rate of Alzheimer’s disease across the 62 counties in New York, at 11.7 percent. Recent studies estimate that nearly 16,000 Monroe County residents who are 65 and older are currently living with Alzheimer’s.
The funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s ensure the programs and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association are free to all who need them, in addition to funding the research and advocacy efforts which have resulted in new treatments for people living in the early stage.
“We’re closer than ever to stopping Alzheimer’s,” said Bonnie Webster, senior director of development at the Rochester Finger Lakes Region Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “We hope that everyone in our community can join us to help the Alzheimer’s Association raise awareness and funds for families facing the disease today, take more steps toward treatments and finally ending this disease.”
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