WHO: Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter
WHAT: More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the 2021 Cincinnati Tri-State Walk to End Alzheimer’s
WHEN: Saturday, October 2, 2021; Promise Garden Ceremony at 9:40 a.m. and the Walk begins at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Sawyer Point, 705 E Pete Rose Way
WHY: The Cincinnati Tri-State Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings together more than a thousand individuals who have a passion for the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and who want to drive awareness and raise funds to find a cure for the disease. Alzheimer’s is a progressive, fatal brain disease that kills nerve cells and tissues in the brain, affecting an individual’s ability to remember, think, plan, speak, walk. In Ohio, 220,000 individuals are living with the disease and 442,000 family and friends act as caregivers.
This year the Cincinnati Tri-State Walk to End Alzheimer’s returns to an in-person event with COVID safety protocols. Participants can walk at Sawyer Point or walk in their neighborhoods. It is also the first year since an Alzheimer’s treatment has been approved that can slow down the course of the disease.
Local Impact: Money raised goes for Alzheimer’s research and care and support services for local families. In the 37 counties the Greater Cincinnati Chapter serves in Southern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana, there are approximately 55,000 people who live with Alzheimer’s and are supported by 150,000 caregivers.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the largest fundraiser the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter has. This year’s goal is $1,100,000. The Cincinnati Tri-State Walk to End Alzheimer’s, presented by Tide, has raised more than $1,000,000 annually for five years straight.