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Alzheimer's Association to Hold Frederick Memory Walk October 5

Alzheimer's Association to Hold Frederick Memory Walk October 5

Frederick MD- Get out your walking shoes. The Alzheimer's Association will hold its Frederick Memory Walk, Sunday, Oct. 5 (rain or shine), at the Maryland School for the Deaf (101 Clarke Place).
Check-in will commence at 1pm Keyote, the Frederick Keys mascot, the Chic-fil-A Cow and The River DJ will greet and entertain participants throughout the afternoon, while McGruff the Crime Dog (r) will provide children's finger printing and DNA tests.
Additional activities will include pony rides and costumed miniature horse displays, children's games, massages, fabric and face painting, tattoos and more. Additionally, each walker can visit the "Garden of Memories" and place their hand-crafted Forget-Me-Not flowers.
At 2:30pm, following warm-up exercises and opening ceremony with the Memory Walk Honorary family - the Sclars of Reliable Recycling in Frederick - Segway of Hagerstown will lead off the one- or three-mile walk from the Maryland School for the Deaf to downtown Frederick and back.
At the conclusion of the walk, refreshments will be served at the Maryland School for the Deaf compliments of Weis Foods, Uncle Ralph's Cookie, Food Pro, Roy Rogers, WaWa, Costco and Giant Food.
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.
Nationally presented by Genworth Financial, 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.
Held in hundreds of communities across the country, Memory Walk calls on volunteers of all ages to become Champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Champions include those living with the disease, families, caregivers, and corporate and community leaders.
In October, The Alzheimer's Association will hold a total of six Memory Walks in Maryland. The Maryland walks annually raise more than $500,000 and attract more than 2,200 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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