Alzheimer's Association Walk is Sept. 29 in Chicago

2013-08-16T22:45:00Z 2013-08-17T00:28:13Z Alzheimer's Association Walk is Sept. 29 in ChicagoFor The Times nwitimes.com
August 16, 2013 10:45 pm  • 

CHICAGO | The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Sept. 29 at Montrose Harbor, Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive. Check-in and festivities begin at 8 a.m. The walk will kick off at 10 a.m.

Walk participants will join in an approximately three-mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Each walker also will join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Other area walks include:

• Northwest Suburban Walk, Sept. 15 at Harper College in Palatine.

• North Shore Walk, Sept. 21 at Gallery Park in Glenview.

• Naperville Walk, Sept. 22 at North Central College.

• Joliet Walk, Oct. 5 at Rock Run Forest Preserve.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter also is recruiting volunteers for various job roles at Walk to End Alzheimer's events throughout its 68-county service area. Volunteers help with many different aspects of the walk, from event day set-up to informing participants about the Alzheimer’s Association advocacy efforts to guiding walkers along the designated route. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, go to alz.org/Illinois.

Those who wish to participate can start or join a team by visiting alz.org/walk.

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