The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held in Des Moines on Saturday, Sept. 18, and participants have the option to walk from home or join us at Decorah City Hall.
Schedule of Events:
Registration at 8 a.m. | Ceremony at 9 a.m. | Walk at 9:30 a.m.
Decorah City Hall | 400 Claiborne Drive Decorah, IA 52101
On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with Promise Garden flowers which signify our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers – purple, yellow, blue and orange – represent the different reasons why people walk to end this disease.
This year, the Alzheimer’s Association has a goal of raising $25,000 at the Decorah Walk. The money raised will help the Association provide care and support to families in Iowa, while also advancing critical research toward methods of treatment and ultimately a cure.
The health and safety of the participants, volunteers and staff are the top priorities. All local events will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. We ask that all Walk attendees be vaccinated against COVID-19 or wear a mask, per CDC guidelines around large outdoor events. Masks will be available on-site.
More than 6 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – a leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 11 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Iowa alone, there are more than 66,000 people living with the disease and 73,000 caregivers.
To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: alz.org/walk.