Dover Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 12

Dover Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Sept. 12
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This year Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, located at 659 Boulevard St., Dover, will be the location of the view-only Promise Garden.

                        

Residents from Tuscarawas and Coshocton counties will walk in their individual neighborhoods for the Dover Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Registration is now open for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 12. It is one of seven Walks to End Alzheimer’s sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter. Because of COVID-19, the association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups in neighborhoods, trails and parks.

“The Walk to End Alzheimer's is a way for individuals and families who have been touched by any form of dementia to fight back. The funds raised enable free services to families and support vital research to develop better treatments and ultimately a cure for the disease,” said Cheryl Kanetsky, executive director at Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area Chapter. “In these unique times, the impact of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias is even more challenging. We need more people to support the cause and join the fight.”

This year’s event chair is Darlene Finzer. The goal is to raise $46,000.

Last year about 245 people participated in the Dover walk, raising about $42,000. This year Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, located at 659 Boulevard St., Dover, will be the location of the view-only Promise Garden from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Walk Ceremony, with the traditional Promise Garden Ceremony, will occur at 10 a.m. and will be livestreamed.

People can go to www.alz.org/walk to sign up as a team captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual. Kanetsky encourages participants to download the Walk to End Alzheimer’s app because the association will use the app to livestream parts of the walk program on Sept. 12.

On walk day participants are encouraged to log onto Mainstage, the event’s interactive online experience; livestream the opening Promise Garden Ceremony Walk in their neighborhood; track their steps using the app; and visit the Promise Garden location.

Last year more than 4,200 Northeast Ohio residents participated in the chapter’s walks. The Greater East Ohio Area Chapter serves 17 counties, making care and support available to 60,000 people with Alzheimer's disease in the chapter’s area and an additional 250,000 people affected through their role as caregivers.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal disease that kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain, affecting an individual’s ability to remember, think and plan.


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