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Roswell to host ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’

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The Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter announced recently that the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be in Roswell Saturday, Sept. 21.

The walk is the Alzheimer’s Association’s flagship fundraiser with events scheduled across the country from summer through fall.

According to a press release issued by the association, participating in the walk “helps spread awareness, gives hope to the community, and increases funds for research as well as support and programs” for New Mexican families affected by Alzheimer’s.

The Southeastern New Mexico Regional Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be Sept. 21 at Pioneer Plaza, 400-424 N. Main Street, Roswell. Check-in starts at 8:30 a.m.

The walk is free of charge, but pre-registration is highly encouraged. Participants can register or obtain additional information by calling 800-272-3900 or logging on to act.alz.org/roswell19.

“I am new to the association and this will be my first Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Sashua Patton, southeast regional manager of the association in New Mexico. “I am very excited to have so much community support, and look forward to seeing our communities come together for this walk. We invite everyone throughout southeastern New Mexico to participate. This walk is the perfect opportunity for participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against this horrific disease, so that one day we may see an end of Alzheimer’s.”

Today, 5.8 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, including an estimated 200,000 under the age of 65. By 2050, the total number is expected to rise to 14 million. Currently, there is no prevention, proven treatment or cure for Alzheimer’s.

A 24/7 Helpline is available any time for support or information: 800-272-3900.