This Sunday, it'll time to take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's during the annual Danbury Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The walk is happening this Sunday, September 30th, at Western Connecticut State University's Westside Campus, 43 Lake Avenue Extension. The walk starts at 10:30 am, with registration starting at 8:30 am, and ceremonies at 10:00 am.

Held annually, 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.

When you participate in the Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission to end Alzheimer's, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in our community.

There's still time to put together a team and join the walk. You can also make a donation if you can't make the walk.

Here's some facts about Alzheimer's:

  • It’s the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.
  • Almost two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease are women.
  • One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.
  • Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
  • More than 5 million Americans are living with the disease.
  • There are an estimated 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer's and other dementia's in the United States.
  • In the United States someone develops Alzheimer’s every 65 seconds.

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