Local Walk to End Alzheimer's coming Sept. 21

If you don't know or love someone with Alzheimer's yet, just wait. Alzheimer's is epidemic and growing faster than our population is aging. It's the only one of the top 10 killer diseases in America with no cure or treatment.

If you would like to be part of a world without Alzheimer's, then join us at the West Side Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The West Side Walk is Sept. 21 at All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. The activity begins at 8:30 a.m., the interactive Opening Ceremony at 9:30, and the 3-mile walk (or 1-mile option) at approximately 9:45. Those who want to show their support but cannot walk can watch from the stands. You'll be home for lunch after a beautiful morning walk in the Crushers' ballpark!

The festivities include a Kid Zone with special take-home projects, a balloon clown, jugglers from Saint Ignatius Circus Company and more. Leading the walkers will be the Amherst High School drumline, with Avon and Avon Lake cheerleaders, a samba/Latin percussion group and more along the walk routes. Coffee, donuts and  pizza will be available for walkers to purchase before and after the event.

With more than 800 walkers last year, the Walk is growing into a great community event for our area. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association.

Plan on a great Saturday morning walk, and help us fight Alzheimer's. Go to alz.org/cleveland and click on the Avon Walk to End Alzheimer's to register, or call 216-346-1761 to get more information on walking individually or forming a walk team with friends, family or co-workers. If you cannot make the Walk, you can also donate to the cause online. We need you. Hope to see you there!

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Volume 5, Issue 18, Posted 10:25 AM, 09.04.2013