The Alzheimer’s Association® is inviting Northwest Indiana residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease by participating in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in one of two locations. The Michigan City event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5 at Washington Park.
The funds raised from the Walk will support critically needed research, as well as local education and support programs.
Along the walk route, participants will learn about Alzheimer's disease and dementia, volunteer opportunities, public policy initiatives and local programs and services provided by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter.
On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony – a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s. A blue flower indicates the participant is currently living with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia. Yellow flowers signify Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers. Those carrying purple flowers have lost someone to the disease. Finally, participants with orange flowers support the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
Participants are encouraged to pre-register online for free at alz.org/Indiana/walk. For Walk updates, participants may visit the Greater Indiana Chapter on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @alzindiana and join their local Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/michigancitywalk.
- Washington Park
- Michigan City, IN 46360