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The Alzheimer’s Association invites Lincoln residents to join in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Sunday, Sept. 16 at Holmes Lake, 70th and Normal Boulevard.

Participants will complete a 2-mile walk and learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walkers will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

Alyssa Rhoades, a Lincoln resident, is walking in honor of her grandmother who was diagnosed in early 2017. Alyssa says this of her journey with Alzheimer’s: “As we continue on our journey, we find ourselves frustrated because there isn't always a direct answer -- a lot of guess and check. I walk to have my questions answered, and to find a cure!”

In addition to the 2-mile walk, participants will enjoy live entertainment, free food from Runza and interaction with the following event sponsors: Runza, CountryHouse Residence, Alpha Media – KFOR, KLKN Channel 8, Sigma Kappa Sorority Alumnae, Immanuel, Carpetland and The Arbors, among others.

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 members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Nebraska alone, there are more than 34,000 people living with the disease and 82,000 caregivers.

To register to walk or make a donation, see alz.org/walk.

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