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Fort Kent to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s

FORT KENT, Maine — The Alzheimer’s Association invites Aroostook County residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Northern Maine Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Riverside Park in Fort Kent.

More than 200 participants will complete a three-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a family-friendly, fun social event that helps us raise awareness and funds to one day achieve our vision of a world without Alzheimer’s,” said Laurie Trenholm, Alzheimer’s Association executive director. “It is an uplifting and inspiring day that shows support for those living with Alzheimer’s and gives a strong message of hope to find answers about this disease and ultimately a cure.”

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 and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Maine alone, there are more than 28,000 people living with the disease and 69,000 caregivers.

Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/maine/walk.

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 mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk and continues to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  

Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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