Walk to End Alzheimer’s Great Family Event that Helps Raise Alzheimer’s Awareness
The Boca Raton Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event will take place on Sept. 27, 2015, at Mizner Park in Boca Raton. The walk is dedicated to helping those suffering from Alzheimer’s through fundraising efforts.
All of the funds raised from the walk benefit the Alzheimer’s Association. The money raised helps to support the research and provided by the non-profit organization. Any donations given are tax deductible. In the U.S. alone, more than half a million people aged 65 and older will develop Alzheimer’s in the year 2015. Right now, more than 5.3 million Americans are living with this disease. This disease, which is the 6th leading cause of death in the country, robs individuals of their cognitive function and memory. As the American population becomes older, the amount of people suffering from this disease continues to rise. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops the disease.
“You can make a huge difference by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s®,” said CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association Southeast Florida Chapter, Ann May. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to the 150,000 residents of South Florida living with Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to advancing critically-needed research.”
Whether you know someone who is suffering from this disease or not, participation in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will provide the Alzheimer’s Association with much needed funds to carry on their research and programs. Check in for the walk begins at 7 a.m. with opening ceremonies scheduled for 8 a.m. The 1.5 mile walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Check in will be held at Mizner Park Amphitheater located at 590 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL, 33432.
Registering for the Event in Boca Raton
Everyone is required to register even children, and registering for the walk is a simple process. Every participant must sign a standard waiver in order to take part in the walk. Although there is no registration fee, a small personal donation is encouraged from each walker. After a minimum fundraising amount of $100 is raised, the participant will receive a walk T-Shirt
A light breakfast will be provided for the walkers in addition to water and coffee being available onsite. This is a great event that the entire family can take part in to support research and by doing so help find a cure for the millions of Americans and their families that are affected by this disease. For more information about The Boca Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please visit The Alzheimer’s Association Event Information page.