Walk to End Alzheimer’s – October 28, 2017

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month in June



Participants to Raise Critically Needed Funds
for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research

The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Solano County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Walk will take place on Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at Harbor Plaza in Suisun City.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a one- or three-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“I’m here because I lost my wife, Sue, to Alzheimer’s nine years ago this coming Christmas,” said Walk Committee Marketing Chair Ken Wright,  “and it is now my life goal to save my friends, neighbors, and certainly out children from the horrific experience of helplessly watching their loved ones slip away over years.  I’m excited about how close we are to a cure, and I want to meet the first Alzheimer’s survivor.”

In addition to the walk around Suisun Harbor, participants will enjoy a Promise Garden opening ceremony, music by popular local band The Tune Riders, and face painting and other activities for the kids.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Solano County alone, there are more than 6,900 people living with the disease and over 13,000 caregivers.  The number of diagnosed cases is expected to grow by 96% over the next 15 years.

Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at

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.

Alzheimer’s Association®

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s 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. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.