Giant steps

Thousands of Tarrant & Parker County residents will be raising critically needed awareness and funds this month during the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Arlington leg of the event will take place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Tarrant County College Southeast Campus (2100 Southeast Pkwy.).

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Participants will learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony at 8:30 a.m. just before the walk begins.

Last year, the North Central Texas community raised nearly $1 million contributing to local care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

In addition to the Arlington portion of the event, walks also will be held at the following locations:
• North East Tarrant County – Saturday, Sept. 29, at Church at the Cross (3000 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine)
• Weatherford – Saturday, Oct. 13, at Heritage Park Amphitheater (378 Jack Borden Way, Weatherford)
• Fort Worth – Saturday, Oct. 27, at Panther Island Pavilion (395 Purcey St., Fort Worth)

Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s Association®.

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. The organization’s vision is a world without Alzheimer’s.

Participants in this year’s walk can sign up as a Team Captain, can join a team or can register to walk as an individual. To register for the event, visit alz.org/walk.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Association, call 800-272-3900 or visit the website alz.org.