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