The event will get under way at 11:30 a.m. at The Museum Center at Five Points in downtown Cleveland.
Individuals, businesses and other groups or organizations wishing to be involved in this year’s walk are invited to attend the luncheon. Those planning to attend should RSVP to email@example.com or call 423-265-3600 no later than Monday, July 30.
Theme for this year’s kickoff is “Drive Toward a Cure.” Those attending the luncheon will be eligible for door prizes and will be allowed to pick up information, supplies and fundraising tools that will be helpful in their internal campaigns, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The association hosts three Walks to End Alzheimer’s™ in the Southeast Tennessee area. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ in Cleveland is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Cleveland/Bradley County Greenway. Other walks include Chattanooga on Saturday, Sept. 15, at the Tennessee Riverpark, and the Marion County Walk on Saturday, Sept. 29, at South Pittsburg High School.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s™ is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the event involves participants of all ages and abilities. Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
Those wishing to get involved in the Cleveland or other area walks can register at www.alz.org/walk.
About the Alzheimer’s Association: It is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Its 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. The group’s vision is “A world without Alzheimer’s.”
Additional information may be obtained by calling 1-800-272-3900.