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A Walk to End Alzheimer's

LAWTON, Okla._The Alzheimer’s Association invites southwest Oklahoma residents to unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions by participating in the SW OK Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Elmer Thomas Park on Saturday, November 7, at 8:30 a.m.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is more than just a walk, it is an experience for more than 300 participants in the Lawton area who will learn about Alzheimer's disease and how to get involved with this critical cause through political advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, support programs and more. Participants will also join in a meaningful ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease.

“Participating in the 2015 Walk to Alzheimer’s, by starting a team, raising money or volunteering, is one of the most impactful ways to further the movement to help end this horrible disease,” said Leslie Illston, walk coordinator. “By getting involved, you are truly making a difference.”

Alzheimer’s disease is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death and yet there is no way to prevent, cure or even slow its progression. As baby boomers age, the number of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to increase 40 percent from the more than 5 million affected in 2015. The funds raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer’s not only support vital research efforts, but also help provide free programs and support services to Oklahoma families impacted by the disease.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony and two-mile walk at 9:30 a.m. There will be food, fun and entertainment for participants of all ages.

To start, join or donate to a team, visit swokwalk.com.

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