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Walk to End Alzheimer's to take place Oct. 1 - Register today!

9/15/2011 —

The Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Pennsylvania Chapter and the Hazleton Area planning committee for the 18th Annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s announce this year’s Hazleton Area Walk.  Penn State Hazleton will be the site of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sat., Oct. 1.  Registration begins at 9:00 am and the walk begins at 10:00am.


The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research programs. Held annually in hundreds of communities, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an empowering event that gives participants an opportunity to take action and raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s. In addition to the two-mile walk, participants will enjoy refreshments, have the opportunity to win door prizes and have a chance to win one of many tricky trays.


Currently in the United States, 5.3 million people are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and a new individual is diagnosed with the disease every 70 seconds. Unless something is done, by 2050 up to 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s, and a new case will be diagnosed every 33 seconds. The number of Pennsylvanians living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia is 500,000. In the Hazleton area alone there are an estimated 2,000 people who are afflicted with the disease and are in desperate need of the community’s help.  We are on the move to end Alzheimer’s.


For more information about the Hazleton Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s, contact Kathleen Vozar, walk chairperson, at 570-788-4178 ext 102 or visit www.alz.org/pa to register online.

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