Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Sunday afternoon

The Walk To End Alzheimer’s is set for Sunday in Columbus. Organizers say that this event will bring together more than 430 Bartholomew County residents, in nearly 60 teams.

Daniel Pearson, with the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Indiana Chapter, says that someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s disease every 66 seconds. He notes that the disease affects more than 110,000 Hoosiers and their 334,000 caregivers, adding that there is currently no way to stop, prevent or cure Alzheimer’s.

Sunday’s walk is set to begin after a short ceremony at 1:15 p.m. at the Mill Race Center. Day of registration begins at noon. Parking is available at the Mill Race Center with overflow at Mill Race Park.

Organizers say that the walk consists of two routes. One is one-mile in length and is confined to within Mill Race Park. The other is described as a 2.6 mile “scenic walk through Columbus.” The walk is scheduled to take place, rain-or-shine.

Pre-registration for the Walk ends at noon on Friday. Organizers say that teams that have not pre-registered will need to fill out a registration form at the Walk.

According to the event’s website, just over $90,000 of the $92,000 fundraising goal has been reached. For more on this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit http://bit.ly/2cEKCIL.