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Alzheimer's Texas is holding its annual Alzheimer's Walk on Oct. 12 at the San Marcos Recreation Hall. Those wishing to participate can sign up online. Photo courtesy of Alzheimer's Texas

12th Annual Alzheimer's Texas Walk

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

This year marks the 12th Annual Alzheimer’s Walk for support, care and research hosted by Alzheimer’s Texas.

The walk will be held on the morning of Oct. 12, at the San Marcos Recreation Hall at City Park, 170 Charles Austin Dr., but those wanting to participate can go ahead and sign up. 

Alzheimer’s Texas is a local nonprofit organization, serving Central Texas for 36 years and 100% of the funds raised will remain local to be used here 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,” said Christian Wells, president of Alzheimer’s Texas. “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.” 

The Alzheimer’s Texas Walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 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. 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 2019 Alzheimer’s Texas Walk and to keep your fundraising dollars for Alzheimer’s local, visit walk event page.

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 the Alzheimer's Texas website.  

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