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Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Oct. 23

By Staff | Oct 21, 2021

On Oct. 23, Lee County residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease at the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent participants’ connections to Alzheimer’s and their personal reasons to end the disease.

Registration is at 8 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 9 a.m. with the walk to follow. The walk will be held at Bishop Verot Catholic High School, 5598 Sunrise Drive, Fort Myers.

While plans are moving forward to host Walk to End Alzheimer’s in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the Alzheimer’s Association’s top priorities. The Lee County Walk will implement safety protocols including physical distancing, masks (where required), contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), state and local guidelines will be adhered to ensure Walk events are safe for attendees, and options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.

For more information and to register, visit alz.org/walk.