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September 6, 2012

Walk to End Alzheimer's in Andover this month

The Alzheimer’s Association’s 2012 Northeastern Massachusetts Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Sept. 29 beginning at 200 Brickstone Square, off York Street in Andover.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death, according to the association. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will rapidly escalate, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s.

The disease has a significant impact on family members, with nearly 15 million providing care to a loved one, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk, with 3-mile and 1-mile options, kicks off at 10 a.m.

The event includes food, music and entertainment.

Funds raised will provide care and support services to those affected by Alzheimer’s, while also contributing to the research that is critical to putting an end to the disease.

For more information, visit alzwalkMANH.org or call 800-272-3900.

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