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Fourth annual Chatham County Alzheimer's Walk & 5K Run on September 13

Posted Monday, September 8, 2014

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Pittsboro, NC - The annual Alzheimer's Walk will be held Saturday, September 13th, 2014 at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington, Pittsboro North Carolina. Onsite registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and the walk will kick-off at 9:00 a.m. Activities for the family will include a resource fair, food trucks and an I-pod drive for the Music & Memory program.

Walks held around the state offer a chance for caregivers and individuals with Alzheimer's and dementia to connect with resources in their community and find support with each other.

"Funds raised from events like these allow us to continue our programs and services to families in North Carolina while focusing attention on the needs of the more than 170,000 North Carolinians diagnosed with it," says Alice Watkins, executive director. An estimated 5.2 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease at an annual cost of more than $200 billion in lost wages, insurance, production and other related costs as well as additional diseases attributed to caregivers.

Alzheimers North Carolina provides education, programs and services, advocacy, emergency respite and research funding for a cause, prevention, treatment and cure. For information and assistance if you are dealing with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia, call Alzheimers North Carolina at (919) 832-3732 or visit the web site at

To pre-register, please go here. For other questions, please call Pat Richardson at (919) 642-6893.

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