Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming to Queens

The 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 in more than 600 communities nationwide and four locations in New York City, this inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions.

The New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association invites Queens residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in this year’s walk.

Denis Walcott, current CEO of the Queens Library and the former chancellor of the Department of Education and Deputy Mayor. Walcott will serve as the event’s emcee.

Information about how to participate as an individual, or to start a team of family, friends or co workers, see the Walk to End Alzheimer’s page at alz.org/nyc.

The Queens Walk will take place on Saturday, October 7, at Little Bay Park. Registration opens at 9 a.m., program starts at 9:45 a.m., and the walk starts at 10:15 a.m.

It will be emceed by Dennis M. Walcott, the former chancellor of the Department of Education and Deputy Mayor, who currently serves as CEO of Queens Library.

Before the walk, there will be opportunities to visit information tents about Alzheimer’s Association support programs and services, advocacy opportunities, and a clinical studies matching service called Trial Match, all provided free of charge by the Alzheimer’s Association.

Participants of all ages can take part in a photo booth station, a kid zone, and other family-friendly activities.

All Walk to End Alzheimer’s events also feature the Promise Garden ceremony, a personal activity that allows participants to raise flowers representing their promise to remember, honor, care and fight for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an extremely meaningful day for New Yorkers to come together to raise awareness and funds to help fight this terrible disease,” said AA NYC Chapter executive director Chris Smith. “I look forward to walking with my fellow New Yorkers in solidarity with the more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease.”

Top photo courtesy Alzheimer’s Association.

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