Cape Cod Walk to End Alzheimer's Announced

September 17th in Hyannis
2016 Walk to End Alzheimer's (Courtesy of Alzheimer's Association)

Every 66 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer's disease. The Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/ New Hampshire Chapter provides the families facing this disease support through their 24/7 Helpline, no cost educational programs, and in person or over the phone care consultations. Raising awareness and funds is critical for continuing local support. The Cape Cod Walk to End Alzheimer’s does just that. The date for this year’s event in Hyannis, MA has been set for Sunday September 17, 2017.

“This Walk had its debut last year, and we are so excited to be back at Veterans Park Beach again this year”, says Pam Schwabe, Manager of the Cape Cod Walk to End Alzheimer’s. “The funds we raise at this event support our ongoing efforts to find a cure by lobbying for funding, supporting families and creating concern and awareness of the disease.”

The Walk will be held at Veterans Park Beach with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. The event offers a 1 mile or 2.7 mile route and has a goal of $138,000. Participants will be able to visit a number of exhibitor tables, including a Care and Support table hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association. Here, participants are given the opportunity to learn more about the programs and services provided by the association. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Online registration for teams or individuals is open for the event. More information about the Walk, volunteering, and registration may be found at www.alzwalkMANH.org or by calling (617) 868-6718.

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Services and programs for those facing Alzheimer’s disease, family and professional caregivers in the form of support groups, a 24/7 Helpline, care consultation, advocacy efforts, and education programs are provided by the Alzheimer’s Association. For more information, visit alz.org/MANH or call (800) 272-3900. ###


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