Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Atlanta Walk to End Alzheimer’s Moves to The Battery at Suntrust Park
Thursday, March 28th, 2019
The Alzheimer’s Association Atlanta Walk to End Alzheimer’s is moving the fundraising event to The Battery at SunTrust Park. The Walk will take place on Saturday, September 28, 2019. Nearly 3,000 people from Atlanta and surrounding areas are expected at this year’s event. In 2018, Atlanta Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised more than $575,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.
“The Battery Atlanta is thrilled to be host to the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer's this September”, added Lauren Abernethy, Senior Director of Marketing, The Battery Atlanta. “We are an active member of our community, and know that the funds raised through this event will help raise awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research throughout Atlanta. We look forward to working with the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for years to come.”
2019 Atlanta Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be emceed by CBS46 Karyn Greer. CBS46 has signed on as the exclusive media sponsor for the 2019 event. Other sponsors include Fountainview Center for Alzheimer’s Disease.
“The Walk to End Alzheimer's is a time to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Association, honor those caregivers and persons living with the disease and it are a time to have fun”, added Dan Goerke, Board Chair, Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter. “Having the Walk at the Battery allows us to take advantage of all the exciting activities and great restaurants at the Battery. It goes without saying how excited we are to be at The Battery”.
The Atlanta Braves will be hosting an Alzheimer’s Awareness Night on Sunday, August 18th against the Los Angeles Dodgers. A portion of the Braves ticket sales will benefit the Atlanta Walk to End Alzheimer’s. For Alzheimer’s Awareness Day tickets visit https://groupmatics.events/event/alzheimersassociation74.
Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's participants will complete a three-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants also honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony.
More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Georgia alone, there are more than 150,000 people living with the disease and 533,000 caregivers.
Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.