Walk to End Alzheimer’s set Sept. 25 in Baxter
The Alzheimer’s Association invites Brainerd lakes area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in its Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The walk is scheduled Sept. 25 at Forestview Middle School in Baxter. Participants can attend in person following provided COVID-19 safety protocols, in their neighborhood or via the official mobile app. Check-in is at 1 p.m. and the opening ceremony is at 2 p.m. with the walk to follow. Participants are encouraged to register early and fundraise to help the Alzheimer’s Association reach its $125,000 goal. Registration is free.
On walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.
Supporters are welcome to walk from home by engaging in many walk-day experiences through the Alzheimer’s Association website and mobile app. Experiences include a pre-recorded Opening and Promise Garden Ceremony, an augmented reality Promise Garden that allows participants to select a flower and plant it among others, as well as a route map to track an at-home walk.
Register, learn more and receive the latest updates on this year’s walk at act.alz.org/brainerd.