The Bristol Press – Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s happening at Rockwell Park in Bristol


BRISTOL – Back in Bristol on October 2, the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is heading to Rockwell Park to participate in its annual Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease.

“This season of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be our biggest and best yet. This is an event where families dealing with this horrible disease see that they are not alone and can access resources and support,” said Ginny Hanbridge, executive director of the Connecticut chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. “The money raised from the walks allows us to serve more families in this condition as well as advance critical research toward new treatments and ways to prevent this disease.”

Scheduled to host the event, NBC 30’s Heidi Voight will participate to honor two grandmothers who died of dementia.

According to members of the association, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease is one of the largest efforts in the world devoted to raising funds for research into the disease as well as the provision of support and care to families and those who suffer from it. Through more than 600 municipalities in the country, the march is recognized. Scheduled for the day of the event, walk participants will honor and remember those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s disease with the Promise Garden Ceremony. The experience is intended to be a set of signatory actions unifying the players in the fight against the disease.

A health organization made up of volunteers around the world, the Alzheimer’s Association supports a wide range of research, support and care in the fight against the disease. By pushing for expanded research, the association hopes to increase risk reduction efforts and detect disease progression earlier.

For more information, visit the association’s website or call 800-272-3900. Those wishing to register for the Rockwell Park Walk should visit the Central Connecticut portion of the website. Six walks are planned for this fall across the state.

Published in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday September 21, 2022 3:52 PM. Updated: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 3:55 PM.

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