Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® 2013

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walks are held nationwide and are the association’s signature community involvement events that raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s and provide programs to assist the more than five million Americans with the disease (56,000 in Northeast Ohio).

The Association is pleased to announce a new event on the east side! The eastern Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held at Holden Arboretum in Kirtland on Saturday, September 29. Activities for the walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. Holden Arboretum has donated admission for ALL WALKERS for the entire day – so come for the Walk, and stay for the day!

Walk to end Alzheimers

More than 3,000 people from the greater Cleveland area are expected at this year’s events to walk in a unified effort to end Alzheimer’s at three different locations in Northeast Ohio. Walk participants will enjoy dozens of event festivities at Tower City, downtown Cleveland, Holden Arboretum, and in All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. Following the morning festivities, walkers will have a choice of taking either a one or three mile walk route.

The event also serves to educate the community about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each walker will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support, and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here. Start or join a team today online or call 216.231.1466.


The Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter serves Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties with offices in Ashtabula, Avon, Beachwood, Chardon and Mentor. The Association’s 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 disease currently affects an estimated 5.4 million American adults (about 56,000 in Northeast Ohio) and is the 6th leading cause of death in the country.

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