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Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s Set for Oct. 20

October 17, 2018, 3:12 PM HST
* Updated October 17, 4:01 PM
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Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Maui Walk to End Alzheimer’s is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at the Boys & Girls Club at Keopuolani Park in Kahului.

Check-in begins at 7 a.m.; the walk starts at 8 a.m.

This annual walk, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association, Aloha Chapter, raises awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Walk is non-competitive and family-friendly and participants can learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will also join in a meaningful “Promise Garden Flower tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

In Hawai‘i alone, there are more than 28,000 people living with the disease and 66,000 family caregivers. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in America and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

For more information or to register, go online.

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