The 2016 Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s is coming to the Harford County Equestrian Center on Oct. 30. Here are the details:
Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s® Returning to Bel Air, Oct. 30
Signature Event Raises Critically Needed Funds for Alzheimer’s Care, Support and Research
TIMONIUM, Md. – The Alzheimer’s Association invites the community to make a difference in the lives of the 100,000 Marylanders living with Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the 2016 Harford County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, taking place Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 11 a.m., at the Harford County Equestrian Center (608 N. Tollgate Rd.) in Bel Air.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest gathering for caregivers, advocates and friends united in the commitment to move our cause forward,” said Cass Naugle, executive director of the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Maryland Chapter.
Over 1,200 walkers are expected and volunteers are needed to serve in a variety of roles including greeters, cheer squad members, Kids’ Corner aids, photographers and food court servers.
Walker check-in starts at 11 a.m., when participants can pick up t-shirts, take team photos, decorate posters and honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias by placing flowers in the Promise Garden. Following a powerful opening ceremony at noon emceed by 105.7 the Fan Personality Scott Garceau, the 2-mile walk will commence at 12:30 p.m.
Everyone is encouraged to stay afterward to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and how to get involved with this critical cause. They also can enjoy entertainment, including the Kids’ Corner, as well as light refreshments provided by Giant Food and Panera.
“Funds raised at our Walk events help us reach more families impacted by Alzheimer’s with resources and caring services,” Naugle added. “They also support research for treating, preventing and, ultimately, eliminating this disease, which is a growing epidemic and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.”
The Greater Maryland Chapter will host a total of six regional Walk events, made possible by national presenting sponsor, Edward Jones, and the following statewide sponsors: Genesis HealthCare, Brightview Senior Living, Five Star Senior Living/Heartfields-Sommerford, Giant Food, Panera Bread, Pharmasite Research, Staples and UPS. Additional sponsors of the Harford County Walk include McCormick, Rosedale Federal and Chesapeake Bank.