The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. It will take place Sunday, Sept. 29, at Montrose Harbor in Chicago, preceded by a suburban event Sunday, Sept. 22, in Naperville.
In Chicago, check-in and festivities begin at 8 a.m. The walk will step off at 10 a.m. at Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will participate in a 3-mile walk, and will learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each walker also joins in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by the disease.
The west suburban event is based at North Central College in Naperville.
Other area walks include:
• Northwest suburban walk: Sunday, Sept. 15, at Harper College in Palatine
• North Shore walk: Saturday, Sept. 21, at Gallery Park in Glenview
• Joliet walk Saturday, Oct. 5, at Rock Run Forest Preserve
The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is recruiting volunteers for various job roles at Walk to End Alzheimer's events throughout its 68-county service area.
Volunteers help with many different aspects of the walk, from event day setup to informing participants about the Alzheimer’s Association advocacy efforts to guiding walkers along the designated route.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit www.alz.org/illinois.
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. The disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The association states it is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. 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.