Aberdeen Walk to End Alzheimer’s
The Aberdeen Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be held on on Sunday, September 26 at the Wylie Park Birdhouse. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. and the Walk begins at 2:00 p.m. Prior to the Walk, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia with a poignant Promise Garden ceremony. Each walker will receive a pinwheel flower that is one of four colors. Each color represents their connection to the disease – as someone living with, who has lost someone to Alzheimer’s/dementia, is a caregiver, or who supports the cause. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent their personal reasons to end the disease.
While plans are moving forward to host the Aberdeen Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities. The Walk will implement safety protocols. There is no cost to register for the Walk, but individuals who raise $100 or more will receive the official Walk to End Alzheimer’s 2021 t-shirt.
In South Dakota, there are more than 18,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease and 19,000 caregivers. The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the state’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.