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Brewster Street to host kickoff party for annual walk

Posted: 10:48 AM, Aug 06, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-06 13:37:37-04

Alzheimer’s disease is a degenerative brain disease and the most common form of dimentia. It causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. The disease kills more than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined, and is ultimately fatal.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, some 5.7 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s in 2018 — a number that is expected to grow to nearly 14 million by 2050.

Although the facts and figures can be staggering, many in this country will be gathering this fall in an effort to join the fight for Alzheimer’s first survivor — including in Corpus Christi.

Held annually in more than 600 communities across the country, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year’s local walk is happening at Heritage Park (1581 N. Chaparral Street)  on Saturday, September 8th. It will begin with an Opening Ceremony at 8:30 AM. The 2-mile walk will follow at 9:00 AM.

Before then, anyone who is interested in participating is invited to attend the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kickoff Party on Wednesday, August 8th atfrom 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Brewster Street Icehouse (1724 N. Tancahua Street).

The evening will include appetizers and a silent auction, as well as a Kendra Scott Pop Up Shop, with 20% of all sales going toward the Corpus Christi walk. also, those who sign-up a team at the party will receive a free gift.

To learn more about either event, call (361) 569-6530 or email vgomez@alz.org .