The 8th Annual Chatham County Alzheimer’s Walk and 5K Run will be held Saturday, September 15, at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington in Pittsboro. The event has something for the whole family, including a Fun Run for children ages 3-13. Enjoy food, vendors and live music. Pre-registration opens June 1. Onsite registration begins at 7:00 am on event day. The Fun Run kicks off at 8:00 am and the 5K Run and Walk begins at 8:30 am.
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research in North Carolina, nationwide, and globally. Here in North Carolina, the Alzheimer’s Association has been dedicated to serve the 170,000 North Carolinians diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and/or its related dementias, their caregivers, and families. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with the talented team at Galloway Ridge and its active and engaged residents of this beautiful Life Plan Community,” says Lisa Roberts, Executive Director for the Eastern North Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. “Our vision is a ‘World without Alzheimer’s’ and the wellness culture established at Galloway Ridge has been a beacon in the community. We appreciate your commitment to inspiring meaningful and engaged lives through Galloway’s Lifecare and Brain Health programs that provide superior quality of life and care to its residents and community. With the long history of volunteering and community support at Galloway Ridge, we at the Alzheimer’s Association- Eastern North Carolina chapter are so excited to partner to promote wellness, education and community events that will improve and enhance care and support for all those we serve in the community.”
For information and assistance if you are dealing with Alzheimer's or a related dementia, call the 24/7 Alzheimer's Association Helpline at 1-800-272-3900 or visit the website www.alz.org.