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Alzheimer's Association to hold Western Maryland Memory Walk

Alzheimer's Association to hold Western Maryland Memory Walk

Frederick, MD: Get out your walking shoes. The Alzheimer's Association will hold its annual Western Maryland Memory Walk, Sunday, Oct. 24 at the Maryland School for the Deaf (101 Clarke Place) in Frederick.
Rain or shine, check-in will commence at 1pm, when participants can sample light food and refreshments; mingle with mascots-Keyote, from the Frederick Keys, and Freddy Post, the Frederick News-Post News Hound- and enjoy the tunes of DJ Lou Pfrang.
Additional activities will include free massages, pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more. Participants also can visit the "Garden of Memories" where they can plant hand-crafted Forget-Me-Not flowers to pay tribute to loved ones.
Following warm-up exercises at 2:00, a WHAG-TV news personality will emcee an opening ceremony focusing on the mission of the Alzheimer's Association and the announcement of the top three fundraising teams and top three fundraising individuals.
At 2:30, Frederick area cheerleaders will lead off the one-or three-mile walk from the Maryland School for the Deaf through downtown Frederick and back. Everyone is encouraged to stay after the walk for additional refreshments, entertainment and a brief closing ceremony.
Participants are encouraged to register early, either as teams (five+ members) or individually. Registration is free and available online at www.alz.org/maryland. To register by phone, call 301-696-0315 or 1-800-272-3900.
Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research programs. Since its inception in 1989, Americans who have participated in Memory Walk have raised more than $265 million
This October, the Alzheimer's Association will hold a total of six Memory Walks in Maryland. The Maryland walks annually raise more than $600,000 and attract more than 3,500 participants and volunteers.
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support. Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Its vision is a world without Alzheimer's. For more information, visit www.alz.org/maryland.

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