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Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers will be held Oct. 17
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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

When: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17

Where: American Legion Post 7, 2343 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Cost: Free

More info: 404-728-6059 or

For those suffering from Alzheimer’s, every day is a journey to hold on to the present and remember the past. But one organization knows it’s a journey that begins one step at a time.

Therefore, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is trying to reclaim the future for millions by sponsoring several walks across the United States. A Gainesville event will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at the American Legion Post 7 in Gainesville. Registration will begin at 8 a.m. at 2343 Riverside Drive in Gainesville.

Nearly 200 people from Hall County are expected to attend. Participants will complete a 3.1-mile walk and learn about the disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services

 Walk participants will also join a tribute ceremony to honor those affected by the illness.

To start or join a team, visit or call Emily Richter at 404-728-6059.

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for care, support and research. The association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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

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