A socially distant Walk to End Alzheimer’s to take place Oct. 10

The Alzheimer’s Association wants Pinellas County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, October 10.

This year, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals, or in small groups, on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Pinellas County, instead of hosting a large group walk.

“This year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be everywhere,” said Wendy Vizek, vice president, constituent events at the Alzheimer’s Association, in a statement. “The pandemic is changing how we walk, but it doesn’t change the need to walk. This year, more than ever, we need to come together to support all those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia. With the dollars raised, the Alzheimer’s Association can continue to provide care and support to families during these difficult times while also advancing critical research toward methods of treatment and prevention.”

New features are being added to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s mobile app to create an opportunity for the community to connect. Participants can use the app and new “Walk Mainstage” to track their steps and distance, follow a virtual Walk path, manage their Facebook fundraisers and access information and resources from the Association and Walk sponsors to help individuals and families affected by the disease, a statement said.

The Pinellas County Walk to End Alzheimer’s will begin with an Opening Ceremony broadcast at 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 10.

To register, and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimers, visit www.alz.org/walk.

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