Save the date for Lynchburg’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 17

The #ENDALZ Volkswagen Beetle sits at the corner of Majors Boulevard and Mechanic Street. It was recently spotted at numerous spots around Lynchburg to raise awareness of the September 17 event. (A Lynchburg Times Photo)

LYNCHBURG, Tenn. — If affects more than six million people across the country with over 11 million Americans providing unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined. On September 17, Lynchburg and Tullahoma 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.

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 Lynchburg/Tullahoma Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities. The Alzheimer’s Association will continue to closely monitor CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to the latest recommendations.

On September 17, opening ceremonies will begin at 8:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Those who plan to attend should gather at the Jack Daniel’s Welcome Center located at 133 Lynchburg Highway.

For more information and to register, visit the event page by clicking here. •

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