Walk to End Alzheimer’s coming to Union University campus

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Alzheimer’s Association is bringing one of its largest events to raise awareness and funds.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place at Union University’s campus on October 1.

Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disorder that affects a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. It’s a gradually progressing condition with no current cure.

However, with treatment, it can be managed.

Health officials say eating healthy, managing stress, and regular exercise can help prevent the disease.

“Just in the United States alone, 6.5 million people suffer from Alzheimer’s and dementia,” said Ashley Hennessey, Alzheimer’s Association Development Manager for West Tennessee. “It kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.”

The annual event begins at 9 a.m.

To join the cause, you can register as a team captain, join an existing team, or participate as an individual.

You can register in-person at the event, or by visiting the Alzheimer’s Association website. Click here for more information.

Alzheimer’s Association Hotline: 1 (800) 272-3900

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