They’ll walk to end Alzheimer’s in Tacoma and Bremerton

Sep 2nd, 2014 | By | Category: Spotlight

For two days in September, people in Tacoma and Bremerton will put one foot in front of the other in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s to raise awareness and support of Alzheimer’s care.
The South Sound-Tacoma walk will be staged Sept. 13 at Thea’s Park in Tacoma. And on Sept. 14, the Kitsap Peninsula-Bremerton walk will be held at Louis Mentor Boardwalk in Bremerton. Proceeds will support the Alzheimer’s Association’s fight against the disease that is the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S.
The association’s walks, which are held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, are the world’s largest fund-raiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Participants of all ages and abilities are called upon to reclaim the future for those and their families who are afflicted with the disease.
Coordinated by the association’s western and central Washington chapter, the walk in Tacoma will begin with registration at 8:30 a.m., followed by an opening ceremony at 9:30 and the two-mile walk at 10. In Bremerton, registration will start at noon, a ceremony is set for 1 p.m. and the walk two-mile walk will get underway at 1:30.
There is no fee to enter, but each participant is asked to solicit pledges of financial support. Information on how to get involved is available at alzwa.org and 206-529-3898.

Volunteers helped participants get ready for the two-mile Walk to End Alzheimer's in Tacoma last year. The Alzheimer's Association will host the event again Sept. 13 in Tacoma, as well as another walk the next day in Bremerton.

Volunteers helped participants get ready for the two-mile Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Tacoma last year. The Alzheimer’s Association will host the event again Sept. 13 in Tacoma, as well as another walk the next day in Bremerton.

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