2017 Santa Maria Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer’s Association invites the North Santa Barbara County community to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the 2017 Santa Maria Walk to End Alzheimer’s®, presented by Edward Jones, this Saturday, Sept. 30 at Waller Park in Santa Maria. Registration will start at 8 a.m., with Promise Garden Ceremony at 9 a.m. and the Walk at 9:30 a.m. Gary Gross, the Santa Maria Volunteer Walk Committee Chair and the Alzheimer’s Association, partnered with local sponsors, businesses, and vendors, invite you to join us in this community event.
In addition to the 5K and 3K this year which participants can either run or walk, participants can enjoy breakfast provided by Merrill Gardens and entertainment after the Walk. Champions and Grand Champions (those who have raised or donated at least $500 and $1,000, respectively) also can receive complimentary massages at the Champions Tent. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s more than 5 million Americans, including more than 10,000 in Santa Barbara County, to as many as 16 million by 2050.
The next Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Santa Barbara County will be the Santa Barbara Walk at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, Saturday, October 28. To start or join a team today for the Santa Barbara Walk, visit the website at act.alz.org/santabarbara or contact Walk Manager Whitney McMullen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 805.892.4259 ext. 101. To learn more about the disease and available resources, call the toll-free Alzheimer’s Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 or visit alz.org.
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 nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association California Central Chapter is headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA. We have regional offices in Kern, San Luis Obispo, and Ventura counties. Visit alz.org/CACentral or call 805.892.4259.