‘Walk To End Alzheimer’s’ On Space Coast Set For Sept. 23 From Riverfront Park In Cocoa
By Space Coast Daily // September 20, 2017
18,000 people living with Alzheimer’s IN BREVARD
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Alzheimer’s Association invites Space Coast area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
In Brevard County, there are over 18,000 people living with Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place September 23 at Riverfront Park, located at 401 Riveredge Boulevard in Cocoa.
Walkers will begin the two-mile inspirational walk to raise funds to further care, support and research efforts towards Alzheimer’s disease.
Registration begins at 8 a.m. the day of, but people can register online now at act.alz.org/spacecoast
“Alzheimer’s has the ability to impact each and everyone of us, as it not only takes its toll on the victim, but also the caregivers and families whose lives are forever impacted,” said Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey.
“I am extremely proud to serve as the Walk Emcee for this year’s event. I strongly believe that it takes a community to protect a community. Together we can find a cure and one day celebrate Alzheimer’s first survivor.”
There is no registration fee to walk; however every participant is asked to make a personal donation towards the fight.
“The people of the Space Coast work so hard every year on this event. It’s a beautiful venue with a vibrant group helping us to organize each detail. We thank the people of the greater Brevard County area for their tireless efforts on behalf of our mission,” said Alzheimer’s Association CEO, Kay Redington.
To combat this trajectory, the Alzheimer’s Association hosts over 600 Walks to End Alzheimer’s across the country. These Walks raise critically-needed research funds to eventually prevent, treat and one-day cure this disease.
Start, or join a team, today by visiting act.alz.org/spacecoast
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