The annual Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's comes to Harrisburg High School Taylor Field, 333 W. College St. Saturday.
The gates open at 8 a.m. with festivities and checking in and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The walk itself is 3 miles.
Attendees will learn more about Alzheimer's disease — the nation's sixth leading cause of death, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment and support programs and services of the Alzheimer's Association. Each walker will also join in a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.
The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter is also currently recruiting volunteers for various job roles at Walk to End Alzheimer's events throughout its 68-county service area. Volunteers help with many different aspects of the walk, from event day set-up to informing participants about the Alzheimer's Association advocacy efforts to guiding walkers along the designated route. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit the Web site alz.org/Illinois.
People may start or join a team today at alz.org/walk or by calling (217) 726-5184.
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer's Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk; now the Alzheimer's Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer's.