Walk The Walk And Join The NYC Walk To End Alzheimer’s South Street Seaport

Take the train from Harlem to join more than 3,000 participants to fight for the end Alzheimer’s at the Alzheimer’s Association®, New York City Chapter Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018, at the South Street Seaport, Pier 17 in Manhattan. The program will begin at 9:45 a.m. with the walk starting at 10:15 a.m. The funds raised at Saturday’s event will support Alzheimer’s and dementia research and the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter’s care, support, and education programs available to all New Yorkers free of charge.

Related: Listen to Chelsea-Lyn Rudder new Director of Communications at the Alzheimer’s Association’s NYC Chapter on The Dany Tisdale Show podcast.

Actor, David Hyde Pierce, a national spokesperson for the Alzheimer’s Association will appear at the event as a special guest. NBC News and MSNBC anchor Richard Lui will emcee the walk. Lui is a dedicated long-distance caregiver for his father, who has Alzheimer’s and an Alzheimer’s Association advocate.

“Alzheimer’s disease affects way too many people,” said Orange is the New Black star and Alzheimer’s Association advocate, and the Bronx born Selenis Leyva (pictured). “By supporting the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, we are raising much-needed awareness and funds to enhance programs and services in our local communities.” Leyva, who has a personal connection to the disease, will also appear at the event.

Alzheimer’s has a disproportionate impact on communities of color. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Facts and Figures report, African Americans are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, a decline in reasoning, planning and judgement skills often caused by stroke. Latinos are about one and a half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s has a disproportionate impact on communities of color. According to the Alzheimer’s Association’s 2018 Facts and Figures report, African Americans are two times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia, a decline in reasoning, planning and judgment skills often caused by stroke. Latinos are about one and a half times as likely to have Alzheimer’s.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will learn more about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment, support programs, and services. A host of family-friendly activities like a photo booth and dedicated kid zone will be provided free of charge by the Alzheimer’s Association, New York City Chapter.

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