The New York City Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association invites Queens and Brooklyn residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in this year's walk. Information about how to participate as an individual, or to start a team of family, friends or co-workers, see the Walk to End Alzheimer’s page at alz.org/nyc.
The Brooklyn Walk will take place on Saturday, November 4, at Kingsborough Community College. Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., program starts at 9:30 a.m., and the walk starts at 10 a.m.
The Brooklyn Walk will be emceed by Erin Billups, NY1's health reporter since February 2013. Billups also hosted NY1's weekly health program "City Health Beat" for two years and reported on Alzheimer’s disease.
Before the walk, there will be opportunities to visit information tents about Alzheimer's Association support programs and services, advocacy opportunities, and a clinical studies matching service called Trial Match, all provided free of charge by the Alzheimer’s Association.
Participants of all ages can take part in a photo booth station, a kid zone, and other family-friendly activities.
All Walk to End Alzheimer’s events also feature the Promise Garden ceremony, a personal activity that allows participants to raise flowers representing their promise to remember, honor, care and fight for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an extremely meaningful day for New Yorkers to come together to raise awareness and funds to help fight this terrible disease,” said AA NYC Chapter executive director Chris Smith. “I look forward to walking with my fellow New Yorkers in solidarity with the more than 5 million Americans who are living with Alzheimer's disease.”