BLOOMINGTON – On Sunday, September 12, Bloomington-area 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.
The walk begins at 12:30 p.m. at Switchyard Park on South Roger Street in Bloomington. Participants may walk before or after the opening ceremony which will begin at 1:45 p.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.
The health and safety of participants, staff, and volunteers remain the top priorities. The Walk will be held outdoors and implement additional safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations, and more. Masks are encouraged and will be available on site. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines will be adhered to ensure Walk events are safe for attendees. Options are also being offered to participate online and “Walk from home” in local neighborhoods.
For more information and to register, visit alz.org/walk.