The 2018 Hays County Alzheimer’s Texas Walk will be held Saturday, Oct.13 at Rec Hall at City Park, with check-in beginning at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer's Texas
11th Annual Alzheimer’s Texas Walk
This year marks the 11th Annual Alzheimer’s Walk for support, care and research hosted by Alzheimer’s Texas. The walk will be held on the morning of Oct. 13, at the Recreation Hall at City Park in San Marcos. Alzheimer’s Texas is a local nonprofit organization, serving Central Texas for 36 years and 100 percent of the funds raised will remain local to be used in Central Texas.
“We are, and always have been, deeply committed to providing families in Central Texas with compassionate services that are relevant to their needs, like our caregiver support groups and great educational programs,” Christian Wells, president of Alzheimer’s Texas, said. “When people walk with us, they know that they are supporting the services they value and will directly touch the people living with Alzheimer’s in Central Texas.”
Check-in for the walk will begin at 9 a.m., the opening ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. and the walk will begin at 10:30 a.m.
There is one scenic route for walkers to enjoy, averaging a distance of 2.5 miles. In addition to the walk, the event will feature food, music, activities for kids, prizes and more. All participants who raise $50 or more will receive a free event T-shirt. Teams who raise the most money and have the most members are recognized along with top fundraisers. To learn more and register for the 2018 Alzheimer’s Texas Walk and to keep your fundraising dollars for Alzheimer’s local, visit www.txalz.org/walk.
Prior to this event, there will be a Kickoff Party Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Ivar’s River Pub from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Members of the community will enjoy food and drinks for the whole family, while they mingle with fellow walkers, turn in money and pick up more fundraising supplies. Shirts will be available to pick up for walkers who have raised or donated $50 and the Alzheimer’s Texas yard signs will be available for a $5 donation.
Alzheimer’s Texas is dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research and to enhancing care and support for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, their families and caregivers. The organization provides care consultations, 24-hour helpline, support groups, respite care, educational and social engagement programs and professional training. Alzheimer’s Texas was founded in 1982 and serves Central Texas. For more information, visit Alzheimer's Texas' website.