Boca Raton, Fla. (May 1, 2018) – Ann Brown joins the Alzheimer’s Association as the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event Chair in Boca Raton.

“Without cure and without prevention, Alzheimer’s is a devastating disease that affects too many families,” says Brown. “I am honored to serve as the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Boca Raton Chair and work with a great team ready to make a difference for all of those affected.”

Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Walk participants will complete a 2.5 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“Ms. Brown brings a passion to help raise awareness about what the Alzheimer’s Association offers to the Boca community,” says Stefanie Mardar, Development Manager for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Boca Raton. “Her fresh set of eyes will be a new spark to a Walk that has been successful since the beginning.”

Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on October 28, 2018 at Mizner Park Amphitheater in Boca Raton. Nearly 3500 people from the Boca Raton area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the only disease among the top 10 causes of death that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 16.1 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the U.S. In Florida alone, there are more than 540,000 people living with the disease and 1.1 million caregivers.

Register today. Sign up as a Team Captain, join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s 
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association mobilized millions of Americans in the Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk® ; now the Alzheimer’s Association is continuing to lead the way with Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Together, we can end Alzheimer’s – the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Alzheimer’s Association 
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s research, care and support. Our 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. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. Visit alz.org or call 800.272.3900.

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