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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Is September 17th in Mason City

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is World’s Largest Event Dedicated to Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held in Mason City at NIACC on Saturday, Sept. 17. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the Walk kicks-off at 9 a.m.

On Walk Day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with Promise Garden flowers which signify our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers are purple, yellow, blue and orange and represent the different reasons why people walk to end this disease.

Michael and Connie Wentworth of Mason City have been involved with the Walk for many years and have raised thousands of dollars for the fight to end Alzheimer’s. They say, “Besides the obvious reasons of raising awareness and money in our quest to find a cure for Alzheimer’s, we view the walk as an opportunity to bond with our Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group members and family members in solidarity against this disease.”

This year, the Alzheimer’s Association has a goal of raising $30,000 at the North Iowa Walk. Last year, $40,000 was raised, and so far this year almost $25,000 has been raised. The money raised will help the Association provide care and support to families in Iowa, while also advancing critical research toward methods of treatment and ultimately a cure.

More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Iowa alone, there are more than 66,000 people living with the disease and 73,000 caregivers.

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