The Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter’s Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s – the nation’s 15th largest – returns this weekend.
The Walk will be Sunday at Columbus Commons, 55 E. Rich St., Columbus. A Promise Garden Ceremony will be at 2 p.m., and the Walk will begin at 2:15 p.m. The Promise Garden Ceremony, in which participants lift up different color pin-wheel flowers, is colorful and moving.
The Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings together thousands of individuals who have a passion for the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and who want to drive awareness and raise funds to find a cure for the disease.
Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal brain disease that kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain, affecting an individual’s ability to remember, think, plan, speak, walk. In Ohio, 220,000 individuals are living with the disease.
This year the Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to an in-person event and at a new location – Columbus Commons. The money raised goes for Alzheimer’s research and care and support for local families. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the largest fundraiser the Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter has.
This year’s goal is $750,000. Participants can also walk in their neighborhoods. The Walk is full of people who are currently caregivers or who walk in memory of a loved one lost to the disease.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.