The Alzheimer’s Association holds its Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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The Alzheimer's Association will hold its 26th annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday at Cascades Park starting at 8 a.m.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

The walk is held annually in 600 communities nationwide, to unite communities to fight against the devastating disease.

There will be plenty to do prior to the two-mile walk. There will be several sponsors and food vendors, a photo booth, music, and an area for the kids, as well as dogs.

Margret Farris, the event coordinator and associate director of development and programs for the Alzheimer’s Association Central and North Florida Chapter, explains the goals for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event and why it is important to get involved.

“We're hoping for a record-breaking crowd on Saturday in terms of number of walkers as well as monies raised.  Our goal this year is $60,000,” said Farris. “We walk for several reasons, but most importantly, our reason to 'Walk' is to 'END ALZHEIMER'S.' More funding is needed 'NOW' to combat a disease which affects more than five million people and 15 million caregivers.”

You can register online as a team, or as an individual for the walk. You can also register at the event venue the morning of the walk.

According to the association’s website, there is no fee to register, but each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.

Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the walk begins 9:30 a.m.

For more information visit the event website at