The 2023 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, run by the Alzheimer’s Association, is set for Oct. 7 in Yaphank.
On Walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s at the Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s — their personal reasons to end the disease.
“It is a good feeling to take part in the cause because I feel such a connection,” said Christina Noon, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Chapter Board member and walk chairperson. “My favorite part is the Promise Garden because it is the most inspiring part of this walk that makes it unique. You feel a connection towards the other participants.”
Alzheimer’s is a leading cause of death in the United States, and more than six million residents are afflicted with the disease, with the number of caretakers far higher.
In New York alone, the Association says, there are more than 410,000 people living with the disease and 546,000 caregivers.
To find out more about the walk, visit this link.