Worcester – Over 120,000 individuals are living with Alzheimer’s in Massachusetts. For decades, the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter has provided these individuals and their families with support services such as their 24/7 telephone Helpline, care consultation and education programs at no cost. In an effort to raise awareness and funding for continued local support, the MA/NH Chapter has announced its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event will be held in Worcester Sunday, Sept. 25.
“We look forward to holding the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Worcester again this year,” said Jim Wessler, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, MA/NH Chapter. “As the nation’s premier event to raise awareness and funds to invest in research and provide services to support families, the Walk moves us towards our vision of a World without Alzheimer’s.”
Registration for the Walk begins at 8:30 a.m., at Quinsigamond Community College, 670 West Boylston St. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with local service providers and learn more about the programs and services the Alzheimer’s Association provides. The Walk will include a 3-mile route. Online registration is open for the event.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In 2015, the MA/NH Chapter raised over $3.7 million and welcomed over 22,000 participants in both states. To register or volunteer for the Walk call 800-272-3900 or visit www.alzwalkMANH.org.
About the Alzheimer’s Association:
The Alzheimer Association provides services and programs for those with Alzheimer’s, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, and education programs. The Alzheimer’s Association is also the world’s leading nonprofit funder of research into causes, treatments and, someday, a cure.