PIKEVILLE – The annual Pikeville Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held in Pikeville City Park on September 17. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and the Walk begins at 10 a.m. The Walk’s success has supported research for a cure and helped over 100,000 families in the Chapter area living with Alzheimer’s.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, is the nation’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. The Pikeville Walk is expected to attract approximately 200 participants and raise over $15,000 for the Association.
Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that affects over five million Americans. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Almost two-thirds of those diagnosed are women, and African Americans are twice as likely, and Hispanics two and a half times more likely, to be impacted by the disease than Caucasians. Of the top 10 leading causes of death in America, it is the only one that cannot be slowed, prevented, or cured.
Nearly 30 teams are slated to participate in the Pikeville area alone, raising money and awareness for the cause. For more information about registering for the Walk, visit act.alz.org/pikeville. Registration is free. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease and the services provided by the Association, please call the 24/7 helpline at 1-800-272-3900.