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2020 Alzheimer’s Walk scheduled for October

August 9, 2020 | 12:05 am

Updated August 8, 2020 | 9:53 pm

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The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Oct. 24, and this year’s event will look different.

Instead of hosting a large gathering, the Alzheimer’s Association is encouraging participants to walk as individuals or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Owensboro.

On walk day, an opening ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of promise flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — all delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers.

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A small group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic promise garden in a view-only format on walk day at a location yet to be determined to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease — the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.

To register and receive the latest updates on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit: act.alz.org/owensboro.

August 9, 2020 | 12:05 am

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