Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming up this month

wwny Walk to End Alzheimer's coming up this month

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - September is World Alzheimer's Month and the Memory Cafe of NNY is encouraging people to take part in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

It will be held Saturday, September 14 at Sackets Harbor Central School.

Bryn Durgin of Memory Cafe of NNY appeared on 7 News at Noon on Thursday.

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. It calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease.

Every dollar raised benefits those affected by Alzheimer's disease in our community. The goal of this year's walk is $45,000. So far, the walk has brought in $39,000.

Alzheimer's disease is an epidemic. Between 2000 and 2017, deaths from Alzheimer's increased 145%, and it's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Indian River will support the cause at their varsity football game on Friday, September 13, as will Watertown's Red & Black at their game on the night of the walk. There will be a football themed Memory Cafe of NNY on September 11.

To participate in the walk, register at alz.org/walk or call 315-472-4201.

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