October 24 and November 7

Did you know that Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States Alzheimer'sWalk_copy1today? This disease impacts both young and old, and there are many people worldwide working very hard to find a cure. You can do your part by participating in two upcoming Walks to End Alzheimer’s, as organized by the Alzheimer’s Association. One is coming up in Broward County and the other will take place in Miami-Dade County.

The Broward Walk to End Alzheimer’s will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, October 24 at Hollywood North Beach Park (3601 N. Ocean Dr., Hollywood). Two weeks later, on Saturday, Alzheimer'sWalk_copy2November 7, the Miami-Dade Walk to End Alzheimer’s will start at 7:30 a.m. at Museum Park (1075 Biscayne Blvd., Miami). The walk will be 2.5 miles in length for the Broward Walk and two miles for the Miami-Dade Walk.

Registration begins at 7 a.m. for the Broward Walk and 7:30 a.m. for the Miami-Dade Walk. Then the opening ceremonies will begin for both walks at 8:30 a.m., followed by the walk, which will last from 9:15 a.m. to 11 a.m. To participate in the walk, you must receive at least one donation (of any amount) in your name, which will go directly to the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is “to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.” People who have raised over $100 are eligible for a free T-shirt, to be handed out at the event.

For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association, visit alz.org. To find out how you can volunteer for these walks, write to the Southeast Florida Alzheimer’s Association chapter on Facebook by going to facebook.com/ALZFL.