It used to be called Memory Walk. It is now called Walk to End Alzheimer's.  It's still the same great event.  In my family, Alzheimer's  runs rampant.  I have had a handful of aunts and uncles and a grandpa who have been struck by the disease.  Even my Dad is showing the early signs of dementia.  That is why I have volunteered to host the event for the 3rd year in a row.  This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's is Saturday, September 17th at Island Grove Park in Greeley.

Alzheimer's is a cruel disease. Many times it is tougher on the family than it is on the person who has the condition.  I can tell you it is a tough day the 1st time Grandpa doesn't remember who you are, and that is just the beginning.  Here are details for the the Walk in Greeley tomorrow:

Alzheimer's Association
Walk to End Alzheimer's
Saturday, September 17th
Event Check-In - 8:00 AM
Walk to End Alzheimer's - 9:30 AM
WE WALK RAIN OR SHINE!!

Register at alz.org/walk

New this year, each registered participant will receive a Promise Flower. These symbolic flowers represent the promises we have come together to fulfill. Promises to honor, to remember, to care and to fight. These Promise Flowers represent the diverse reasons we have gathered, and together they will create a dynamic, colorful and meaningful garden when personalized and carried by registered participants in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Blue: I have Alzheimer’s

Yellow: I am supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s

Purple: I have lost someone to Alzheimer’s

Orange: I support the cause and a vision of a world without Alzheimer’s