My Town: Walks to End Alzheimer’s Planned

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(Courtesy: MGN Online)

CLEVELAND — Three events are planned across northeast Ohio for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

On Saturday, September 21, the Association is holding a walk at the All Pro Freight Stadium in Avon. Another walk, scheduled for September 29, will be at the Holden Arboretum in Kirtland. A downtown Cleveland walk will be held Sunday, October 13 at Tower City.

Activities for all three events will begin at 8:30 a.m. More than 3,000 walkers are expected to walk in this year’s events, and attendees can choose the one or three mile walk route.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s event is one the nation’s largest to raise money and awareness for the disease. Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting more than 5 million American and approximately 56,000 in northeast Ohio.

For more information about the Cleveland Area Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, click here.