Walk to End Alzheimer’s scheduled in Washington

February 25, 2013 by  

A date has been confirmed for ‘The Walk to End Alzheimer’s’, presented by the Alzheimer’s Association and due to take place in Washington D.C. later this year.

There will be a choice of walking one mile or three miles with the start line located at the base of the Washington Monument. Individuals or teams are encouraged to participate. Strollers and dogs on leash are allowed as long as sensible caution is used around others.

The country’s largest event in support of Alzheimer’s fundraising and awareness, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is held annually in more than 600 cities and communities across the nation. As Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-highest cause of death in the country, it is important to raise funds for ongoing research and care. In addition to fundraising, the walk events also raise awareness of the disease in the communities.

Tools and staff resources are available through the Alzheimer’s Association to assist participants in registration and fundraising through various ways. With no registration fee, walkers are expected to raise money for the cause.

Banner printing is a standard project for local printing companies for outdoor fundraising events of this type. Banners are needed to create high visibility for directional guidance for walkers and spectators. Print companies will create the banners to the specifications of the client and ensure they have long-lasting durability.

The Alzheimer’s Association website has more information about their organization as well as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s event on October 26 at National Mall. Check in time for the event is 8:30 am with the walk beginning at 10:00 am.