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4/30/2019 7:13:00 AM
Walk To End Alzheimer's

Lincoln Herald Staff
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Registration is now open for the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The Alzheimer’s Association – Western Carolina Chapter hosts  hosts 13 walks across central and western North Carolina including: Asheville, Alamance Co., Charlotte, Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln Counties, Guilford Co., Henderson Co., Hickory, Iredell Co., Moore Co., Mount Airy, North Wilkesboro, Rowan-Cabarrus Counties, and Winston-Salem. 
 
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Gastonia/Cleveland/Lincoln will take place on Saturday, Sept. 7th at Rotary Centennial Pavilion, 111 N. South Street in Gastonia. Check-in opens at 9 a.m. and the Walks start at 10:30 a.m. This year’s goal for the Gaston/Cleveland/Lincoln Walk is $90,000.
 
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Hickory will take place on Saturday, October 26th at L.P. Franz Stadium, 2500 Clement Boulevard NW. Check-in will begin at 9 a.m. with the walk set to start at 10:30 a.m. This year’s goal for the Hickory Walk is $75,000.
 
Participants will complete a two-mile walk and learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. A tribute ceremony is planned to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

To sign up as a walker or Team Captain or to learn more about becoming a sponsor or volunteer,  visit http://act.alz.org/GastonClevelandLincoln or call 800-272-3900. For the Hickory event, visit act.alz.org/Hickory or call 800-272-3900.

“We invite the community to join us in taking steps for Alzheimer’s disease to support those who are among the 170,000 North Carolina residents living with Alzheimer’s and their 473,000 caregivers,” said Katherine Lambert, CEO of the Western Carolina Chapter. “Our Walks are a wonderful opportunity for everyone to come together to help end this disease and to raise critically need funds for Alzheimer’s research and local support services.”



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