Laramie, Wyoming, 09/13/2021 –The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® on 09/18/2021 at 10:00 am at LaBonte Park [501-599 E Canby Street] in Laramie.
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 people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.
While plans are moving forward to host the Laramie Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities. The Laramie 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. Options will be offered to participate online and in local neighborhoods.
Walk Chairman, Sabine Schenck, is excited to bring Albany County residents together, whether they choose to walk with their teams at LaBonte Park or walk remotely in their neighborhoods. She refers to Alzheimer’s disease as “devastating for people diagnosed with the disease, their families, friends and their communities. It is so important that all of us get educated about Alzheimer’s disease and what we can do to help find a cure”.
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 Wyoming alone, there are more than 10,000 people aged 65 and older living with the disease and 16,000 family caregivers who are caring for their loved ones.
To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: alz.org/walk.