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Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 5


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Sep. 20, 2019 - 2:48 PM

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre in Peachtree City.

On-site registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m., the ceremony will be at 9 a.m. and the walk will begin at 9:30 a.m.

“It is the second-largest walk in the state and has had tremendous support from the community. Our goal is to top $3 million raised in this area over the 20-year life of the walk,” said Sue Schaffer, chair, 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, via press release.

The length of the walk is three miles.

Money is raised by donating to teams and individuals participating in the event.

During the ceremony prior to the walk, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer's Disease with Promise Flowers.

After the walk, there will be a family-friendly event for participants. The Peachtree Jazz Edition will be performing music and a kid zone will be available.

Alzheimer’s affects 5 million Americans and is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S., according to the Alzheimer’s Association. More than 150,000 Georgians are diagnosed with the disease.

For more information, to register for the walk or to donate, visit www.alz.org/walk .