Fifth Third Field to Host Walk to End Alzheimer's

By Dayton Dragons | October 6, 2014 10:42 AM

Dayton, Ohio - Fifth Third Field will host the Walk to End Alzheimer's® on Saturday, October 11th. Check-in for the event begins at 8:30 a.m. on October 11. Opening Ceremonies begin at 10:00 a.m. and the walk will start at 10:15 a.m. 

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. In 2013, more than 42,000 teams participated in nearly 650 walks across the United States, raising more than $55 million. The Walk provides a means for participants to learn more about Alzheimer's and become involved in the cause.

Each walker may participate in a ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's. Walkers will also have the opportunity to have team photographs taken.

A City of Dayton water truck will be on site and walkers may bring a water bottle to refill. Healthy snacks will be available.

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. One-out-of-three senior citizens dies of Alzheimer's. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's.

Registration is available at alz.org/dayton (click here to register) or by calling Marie McLaughlin at (937) 610-7007. 

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