MIDLAND The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Permian Basin residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, September 16, at Scharbauer Sports Complex in Midland.
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, a press release said.
“We are gearing up for a fantastic, inspiring community event and hope the Permian Basin will join us,” said Michael Deller, Event Logistics Chair and Edward Jones Financial Advisor in the release. “As we move into the Era of treatment, it’s more important than ever that we come together as a community to raise the important awareness and funds that it will take to ultimately reach our mission — A World without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.”
As the local presenting sponsor, Manor Park is committed to impacting the lives of individuals affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. “We take great pride in our involvement as the local presenting sponsor for the Permian Basin Walk to End Alzheimer’s, driven by our firm belief in the transformative power of unity,” Stephen Nelson, President & CEO, The Village at Manor Park, said in the release. “Our mission is to work hand-in-hand with the community to pave the way for a brighter future for those facing the challenges of this condition. Together, we strive to make a difference, fostering hope and supporting families on their journey with compassion and dedication.”
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 Texas alone, there are more than 400,000 people living with the disease and over 1,000,000 caregivers.
To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/walk.