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Alzheimer's Association to hold Walk to End Alzheimer's events Saturday

Published On: Sep 24 2013 03:08:47 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 24 2013 03:13:40 PM EDT

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place Saturday in Blacksburg and in Roanoke.

Registration for the Blacksburg event begins at 2:00 p.m. at Henderson Lawn. The opening ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m.

Registration for the Roanoke event begins at 8:00 a.m. and the opening ceremony will take place at 9:00 a.m. at Elmwood Park, at the corner of Jefferson and Elm in downtown Roanoke.

The event aims to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. According to a news release, over 300 people from the Blacksburg area are expected at this year’s event.

Participants will take part in a 2 mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association. Each walker will also join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

To start or join a team, visit or call Suzanne Cresswell, Walk Coordinator at (540) 345-7600.

Other Walk to End Alzheimer's events will be held in Lynchburg and Christiansburg in October. Visit the link above for more information.