Berkshire Walk for Alzheimer’s Support & Research
The Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail, Farnams Causeway, in Cheshire, Mass., on Saturday, September 21. The Walk is supported by the Berkshire Alzheimer’s Partnership, which works in concert with the Alzheimer’s Association, to promote education, outreach and fund raising for Berkshire County.
The Walk follows the easily accessible rail trail along scenic Cheshire Lake. Registration opens at 8, with coffee, fruit and bagels available. A brief ceremony at 9:30 will precede the start of the Walk. Ribbon cutting for the kick-off is at 10 sharp. Participants may walk as much or as little as they choose. Refreshments, entertainment and information will be available throughout the morning.
Additional parking with frequent shuttle service will be available at the Berkshire Mall lot, on Rt. 8, between the Sears end of the Mall and the Farmers Market. Walk volunteers will be on hand to direct parking and assist with shuttle service.
Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic and is now the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease will surge, increasing well beyond today’s estimated 5.4 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s. The disease has a significant impact on family members, with over 15 million providing care to a loved one, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
To learn more or to sign-up to participate, call 413-499-0691 or visit alzwalkMANH.org.