Moore County Residents Set to Walk as Individuals, Families and Small Teams to Raise Awareness and Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
On September 26, hundreds of Moore Countyresidents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®– Moore County. The funds raised support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Walk will take place on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Moore County as participants walk as individuals, families or small teams, instead of hosting a large gathering.
On Walk day, an Opening Ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all delivered to participants’ computers and tablets. A Promise Garden to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s will be created in a “view only” format on Walk day at Moore County Senior Enrichment Center in West End.
Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
10 a.m. – Opening Ceremony (watch via tinyurl.com/moorecounty2020)
10:30 a.m. – Walk begins
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Promise Garden Viewing Hours
Walk – All across Moore County on sidewalks, tracks and trails.
Promise Garden – Moore County Senior Enrichment Center, 8040 NC Highway 15 501, West End
The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Moore County offers a great opportunity for media to report various Alzheimer’s-related storylines and the disease’s impact on Moore County residents, including:
- The personal impact of Alzheimer’s on local families
- The additional challenges for Alzheimer’s caregivers during a pandemic
- Personal reasons/motivations for participating in Walk
Local experts from the Alzheimer’s Association can also address the following:
- State-specific Alzheimer’s statistics and disease impact on North Carolina families
- How the Association is supporting families and delivering services during the current pandemic.
Remote or approved in-person interviews with local representatives may be arranged prior to Walk day.
Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association® mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association hosts 19 walks across North Carolina including: Alamance County, Asheville, Charlotte, Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln Counties, Fayetteville, Guilford County, Henderson County, Hickory, Iredell County, Jacksonville, Moore County, Mount Airy, New Bern, North Wilkesboro, Robeson County, Rowan-Cabarrus Counties, Triangle (Raleigh and Durham), Wilmington and Winston-Salem. To register for any of this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/walk or call 800-272-3900.
About the Alzheimer’s Association®
The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead 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. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.
About the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter:
The Western Carolina Chapter provides patient and family services, information and referral, education, and advocacy in 49 central and western North Carolina counties. It offers opportunities to get involved and to make a difference, in addition to a variety of services including: a 24/7 Helpline, support groups, educational programs, and MedicAlert®. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease or the Alzheimer’s Association Western Carolina Chapter, visit www.alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For the latest news and updates, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.