The Alzheimer’s Association’s Greater Wisconsin Chapter is hosting its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event this weekend in Rhinelander. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the nation, and Director Kathy Davies says while raising awareness is important, raising funds for the future of those affected is just as crucial.
“…it is to bring rising awareness to the rising number of persons affected by Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, but also to raise important funds to continue research efforts and also the cure and supports services available.”
Davies says there are four walks taking place around the northern region of Wisconsin, and says the Rhinelander walk draws nearly 400 people each year. She says people of all ages and abilities are welcome.
The event is on Saturday, September 19 at the Rouman Cinema. Registration starts at 9am and the walk starts at 10.
For more information visit www.alz.org