The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is returning to Santa Clarita in hopes to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research.
The fourth annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Santa Clarita will take place on Saturday, Oct. 8 at Bridgeport Park, located at 23521 Bridgeport Lane.
The purpose of the event is to raise funds to support those individuals who are living with the disease and to fund research aimed at finding a cure and eradicating Alzheimer’s.
Registration is expected to begin at 7:30 a.m. with opening ceremonies following at 9:30 a.m. with the main event, the walk, set to begin at 10 a.m.
Individuals are able to register and create walking teams by visiting the Santa Clarita page on the Alzheimer’s Associations website, which is also where they can donate to the cause.
Donations can be made either by donating to a walker, a team or directly to the event.
According to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website, Alzheimer’s is the only cause of death in the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, slowed or cured and more than five million American’s are living with it.
Currently Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death overall and the fifth leading cause of death in people over the age of 65 and the Alzheimer’s Association hopes this statistic decreases.