2021 Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s
ABERDEEN, N.C. – July 27, 2021 – On September 25, 2021, Moore County residents will join the fight to
end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest
event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Presented by McKee Homes, the Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter will be hosting Walk
to End Alzheimer’s – Moore County at Aberdeen Lake Park. Check-in opens at 9 a.m. with an Opening
Ceremony at 10 a.m. and a Walk Start at 10:30 a.m.
On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden
ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The
colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal
reasons to end the disease.
While plans are moving forward to host the Moore County Walk in person, the health and safety of
participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities as decisions are made about event details.
Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United
States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with
Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
In North Carolina alone, there are more than 180,000 people living with the disease and 358,000
To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor of Walk to End
Alzheimer’s – Moore County, visit act.alz.org/MooreCounty or call 800-272-3900.
The Alzheimer’s Association hosts 17 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, Rowan-Cabarrus Counties, Triangle
(Raleigh and Durham), Wilmington and Winston-Salem. To register and receive the latest updates on any
of this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: alz.org/walk.
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.
About the Alzheimer’s Association®The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care,
support and research. Our 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 alz.org/northcarolina or call (800) 272-3900. For
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For more information about the 2020 Alzheimer’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Moore County, contact Christine John-Fuller at 980-498-7737 (office)/704-604-9639 (cell).