TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter announced Wednesday it will host the Terre Haute “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in-person this year on Sept. 18 on Indiana State University’s campus.
Options will be offered to participate online and also for participants to “walk from home” in local neighborhoods. All in-person events will be held outside and will include safety protocols including physical distancing, contactless registration, hand sanitizing stations and more.
On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the Promise Garden ceremony — a “mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease”. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people’s connection to Alzheimer’s.
“We’re glad to be back in person this year because coming together in the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia is so meaningful to our volunteers and participants,” event manager Katie Griffin said. “The Promise Garden ceremony is an incredible visual display of the impact the disease has on our community, and it shows all those affected that they are not alone.”
The funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s support Alzheimer’s Association research and programs for those affected by the disease.
“We are grateful for the incredible support we’ve received from this community over the years, and especially in light of the challenges we’ve all faced over the last year and a half,” Natalie Sutton, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, said. “COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on those living with Alzheimer’s and other dementia here in Indiana and across the country.”
To register for this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit alz.org/indiana/walk.