Arboretum to be new site for Alzheimer's walk | BrainerdDispatch.com | Brainerd, Minnesota

Arboretum to be new site for Alzheimer's walk

Posted: July 26, 2012 - 9:32pm

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Brainerd lakes area residents to take part in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year’s walk is on the move to the Paul Bunyan Trail, with registration and kick-off activities at the Northland Arboretum on Sept. 22. This is the fourth year for the walk, which has previously been held at Brainerd’s Kiwanis Park.

Teams are now being organized to raise funds and awareness. Start or join a team today at alz.org/walk.

“There has never been a greater need for Brainerd neighbors to join in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease by participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Wendy Ruhnke, an Alzheimer’s Association community engagement manager. “Funds raised will provide care and support services to people in our Northern Minnesota Region. Funds raised through the walk make possible:

➤ More than 15 support groups throughout our Northern Minnesota region, offering a safe and confidential place in which support, ideas and education are shared.

➤ A 24-hour Information Helpline, providing referrals and information to more than 400 callers monthly (800) 272-3900.

➤ Ongoing training for care providers.

➤ Public advocacy efforts that improve access to quality dementia care and increase funding for research to find a cure.