Lynchburg Alzheimer’s walk planned for Sept. 19

Participants gather near the Moore County Courthouse at last year’s event. {Photo Provided}

LYNCHBURG — If you just look at the numbers, it’s a devastating disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of deaths in the U.S. affecting more women than men. Almost two-thirds of Alzheimer’s patients in the U.S. are women. In total, more than five million Americans are living with the disease and another 16 million caregivers are affected.

Each year, across the country communities come together to raise money for research as well as patient and caregiver support.

According to organizers, the Lynchburg Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on the Lynchburg Square on Saturday, September 19 with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. and the walk beginning around 8:45 a.m.

All proceeds benefit the local Alzheimer’s Association office that provides 24/7 care and support for local families while also supporting important Alzheimer’s research.

Currently, nearly 30 teams from Lynchburg and the surrounding communities are registered for the event. To register your team, visit the Alzheimer’s Association website or visit the local event’s Facebook page. •

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