‘This year’s walk is everywhere’: Lawrence’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will occur, but with no large in-person gathering
Lawrence’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event won’t include a large in-person gathering this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, “this year’s walk is everywhere,” the event’s webpage states.
People are invited to walk in their own neighborhoods for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, an event that raises money for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Alzheimer’s is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss.
There is no fee to register for the walk, but participants are encouraged to raise funds on their own. The walk is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 17. A virtual opening ceremony will take place at 9 a.m., and people are encouraged to start walking at 9:15 a.m. A drive-by promise garden — a garden of colored flowers that representing people’s different motivations for walking — will be available for viewing between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. at Rock Chalk Park, 6100 Rock Chalk Drive.
To register for Lawrence’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alzwalklawrence.org.