Walk to End Alzheimer’s planned in Columbus

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s-Columbus will take place Oct. 4.

The event will look different this year. Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana chapter is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across the Columbus area.

An opening ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Indiana, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 342,000 caregivers.

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