ARCHBOLD, OH – This year’s Black Swamp/Archbold Walk to End Alzheimer’s will feature Northwest State Community College President Michael Thomson as the chair.
The annual event, which serves residents in Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding and Williams counties, will be Saturday, Aug. 24. Also for the first time this year, the Walk will be held on the campus of Northwest State Community College, 22600 State Route 34 Archbold, OH.
Dr. Thomson said, “It means a lot to Northwest State Community College (NSCC) to host the 2019 Black Swamp Walk to End Alzheimer's. NSCC is committed to being the place where our community members gather to help each other. Alzheimer's has a far greater impact on our families then we realize.”
“Personally, I have seen the great impact that Alzheimer's has on families. It’s a disease that robs the mind of a loved one while also greatly impacting family members who are providing care. I am convinced that by working together we can make a real difference in the lives of our families,” he said.
In Northwest Ohio, 32,000 individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 96,000 family members and friends are caring for them. Alzheimer’s is a fatal brain disease that cannot be cured, prevented or slowed. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States killing more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.
Julia Pechlivanos, Executive Director, Alzheimer's Association Northwest Ohio Chapter, said, “The Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
is a great opportunity to remember and honor a loved one who has been touched by the disease. The Walk is so powerful because everyone there wants to find a cure for this disease.”
Registration begins at 9 a.m. The walk starts at 10 a.m. While at the walk, participants can learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with a poignant tribute known as the Promise Garden ceremony.
All funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer's further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association. Last year, hundreds of local residents participated.The Alzheimer’s Association Northwest Ohio Chapter serves a 24-county region.
Nationwide, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease.
Register today for the Walk. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/nwohio/walk
or call 800.272.3900.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s®
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. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk®; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org.