The 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 in Asheville’s Pack Square Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the Nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. More than 5.8 million Americans are living with the disease, including 170,000 in North Carolina, where there has been a 149 percent increase in Alzheimer’s deaths since 2000.
“Alzheimer’s may be relentless, but so are we,” said Robin Boyland volunteer event chair for the Asheville walk. “I’m excited to serve on the committee. This cause is personal to me. My beautiful wife, Barbara, of 43 years was diagnosed in 2011 with early onset Alzheimer’s and died March 19, 2018.”
Everyone is encouraged to join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor.
Register for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at www.act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2019/NC-WesternCarolina. It’s free to sign up and easy to fundraise. All funds raised support the care and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.
For information, contact Boylan at 828-777-0714.