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Local Connection: Walk to End Alzheimer's

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

In just a few days and the ensuing weeks, hundreds of Hawaii residents will take to parks and malls across the state for an early morning walk that brings awareness and raises much needed funds to continue services to the tens of thousands of people affected by Alzheimer's disease in Hawaii and the caregivers who support them.  

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually on O'ahu, Kauai, Maui, and the Big Island, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. 

Together, families, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups unite to join in the fight against this devastating disease.  

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support, and research. The Aloha Chapter has been serving Hawaii for over 32 years. 

The funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer's allow us to continue providing critical programs and services to our community. 

We strive to:

  • Help families by continuing to provide and enhance programs focusing on education and support.
  • Advance critical research studies on methods of treatment, prevention and, ultimately, a cure.
  • Speak up for the needs and rights of those facing Alzheimer's through our public policy initiatives.

In Hawaii, there are more than 26,000 people with Alzheimer's disease, and over 65,000 unpaid caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association aims to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. 

We invite you to join our Walks on the dates and locations you see on the screen. 

To join our walk, click HERE and register your team today!

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