Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer's happening at Rockwell Park in Bristol

Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:52
Written by Dean Wright

@DeanIWright

BRISTOL – Returning to Bristol Oct. 2, the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association is headed to Rockwell Park to take part in its annual Central Connecticut Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“This Walk to End Alzheimer’s season will be our biggest and best yet. This is an event where families dealing with this horrible disease see that they are not alone, and can access resources and support,” said Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association Connecticut Chapter Ginny Hanbridge. “Money raised at the Walks allows us to serve more families in this state as well as advance critical research towards new treatments and ways to prevent this disease.”

Set to emcee the event, NBC 30’s Heidi Voight will take part as a means of honoring two grandmothers who died with dementia.

According to association members, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is one of the world’s largest efforts dedicated to raising funds in the interest of researching the condition as well as providing support and care for families and those struggling with it. Across more than 600 towns in the country, the walk is recognized. Slated for the day of the event, those taking part in the walk will honor and remember those affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s with the Promise Garden ceremony. The experience seeks to serve as a signatory set of actions unifying those fighting the disease.

A health organization of volunteers across the planet, the Alzheimer’s Association supports a swath of research, support and care in the fight against the condition. By pushing for expanded research, the association hopes to increase risk reduction efforts and detect the disease’s progression earlier.

For more information, visit the association’s website or call 800-272-3900. Those wishing to register for the Rockwell Park Walk should visit the Central Connecticut portion of the website. Six walks are slated to be held across the state this autumn.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:52. Updated: Wednesday, 21 September 2022 15:55.