Finley: It’s time to Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Published 11:36 am Wednesday, September 29, 2021

We’re fast approaching the season for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Current plans are to be back LIVE and in person this year!  No matter where you live, there’s a Walk close to you!

Our upcoming Louisiana Walks and dates are:

Alexandria, LA 10/16/2021
Baton Rouge, LA 10/23/2021
Broussard, LA 11/20/2021
Lake Charles, LA 10/09/2021
Mandeville, LA 10/17/2021
New Orleans, LA 11/13/2021
Shreveport, LA 10/30/2021
Thibodaux, LA 11/13/2021
West Monroe, LA 10/02/2021

These Louisiana Walks are just part of the over 600 being held nationally this year.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research – all made possible by people like you.

Now that you’re ready to walk, join your local Walk to End Alzheimer’s!  You can find it at  https://act.alz.org/   Organize a team of your own, or join another team with friends!   These one day Walk events are a fun way to spend a Saturday and help raise funds for Alzheimer’s research and education.

The health and safety of Walk participants, staff and volunteers remain top priorities. All in-person events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand-sanitizing stations and more. The Association will continue to closely monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to recommendations and are safe for attendees. Per CDC guidelines around crowded outdoor settings, we ask that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask when in an overcrowded area. Masks will be available on-site.  For those who prefer it, a Walk from Home option will offer Walk-day experiences through the website and mobile app.

We’d like to thank Edward Jones and CVS Health, our national presenting sponsors.

And just a reminder – you can always get the latest information about the Association’s COVID-19 emergency preparedness guidelines for Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers in long-term or community-based care settings here:

https://alz.org/professionals/professional-providers/coronavirus-covid-19-tips-for-dementia-caregivers

The Alzheimer’s Association leads the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia – by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

Scott Finley is media relations manager for the Alzheimer’s Association®.  He can be reached at scfinley@alz.org