Walk to End Alzheimer’s kicks off at Centennial Park

Reporter: Morgan Rynor
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Walk to End Alzheimer's. (Credit: Alzheimer's Association)
Walk to End Alzheimer’s. (Credit: Alzheimer’s Association)

Hundreds of people in Southwest Florida will walk to help end a devasting disease. Dementia has touched so many of our lives and on Saturday, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is raising money to find a cure.

There is no registration to walk, but organizers ask walkers to make personal donations for the two-mile walk. All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

After the 8 a.m. registration, you can get a Promise Garden Flower representing your connection to the medical malady. There are four colors: blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia; purple means someone who has lost a loved one to the disease; yellow signifies someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s; and, orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

The power of these Promise Garden Flower lets you connect with the community. More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s or dementia while one in three seniors has died from it. Right now, Reporter Morgan Rynor is in Centennial Park in Fort Myers, where the walk begins in just a few hours.

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