Walking to End Alzheimer’s at Sawyer Point

Thousands of people registering



This is a picture of the brain, which is affected by the Alzheimer’s disease. Research is ongoing for a way to cure Alzheimer’s. Donations help fund research for the cure.

Allyson Bonhaus, Staff Writer

  The route is three miles on Oct. 3rd. Walkers support their team or walk alone, and companies are getting involved as well. Registration is at 8:30 am. and the walk starts at 10 am.There is no registration fee to walk.

   Over $400,000 have been raised for Alzheimer’s support, care, and research. Their goal is to raise $680,000 for their cause. Almost 500 teams have registered for the walk and almost 3,000 participants.

  “Individuals can help by starting a team, raising awareness and volunteering either on the planning committee or by helping the day of the event,” said Diana Bosse, the Special Events Manager for the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Cincinnati.

  The walk was originally named the ‘Memory Walk’ in the late 80’s then renamed the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Anyone can start a team and there is no limit to the number of members in it.

  Alzheimer’s Association is the third largest non-for-profit voluntary health organization that is in charge of the race. All the funding goes to this association.

  “Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest fund raising event, we encourage people to help us raise money to support our local programs and services as well as research on a national level,” said Bosse.

  Personal donations and fundraising are encouraged. If you participate in the National Incentive Program and your fundraising money has been tallied, you could win a prize. Prizes range from t-shirts to Bluetooth speakers.

 Bosse said,  “Participants can continue to earn incentive prizes for Walk to End Alzheimer’s through Dec. 31.”

  Rain or shine the race goes on, and is only cancelled in the case of severe weather. For more information on the walk go here.