A sea of purple t-shirts will fill two area communities during the Alzheimer’s Association’s upcoming Walk to End Alzheimer’s®.
Walks will be held Oct. 7 in Viroqua and Oct. 11 in New Lisbon.
The two-mile walks will raise funds for programs, services and research for those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as for the caregivers who work tirelessly to help those affected by a disease that is currently the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.
In addition to supporting research, the walk helps local programs and services, support groups, educational and training programs, and families affected by Alzheimer’s.
Online registration for both is available at alz.org/walk.
Participants have the opportunity to create a team for the walk in order to raise funds.
The Viroqua walk will begin at the Vernon County Fairgrounds, 210 Fairgrounds Rd., Viroqua. Walkers may also register at the walk beginning at 4 p.m. The walk ceremony begins at 5 pm.
Some of the existing teams in the Viroqua walk include Reser, led by Kristina Reser-Jaynes; and Ageless Wonders, led by Pat Peterson.
The Adams/Juneau County walk will begin at Bethany Lutheran Church, 615 W. River St., New Lisbon. Walkers may also register at the walk beginning at 9 a.m. The walk ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
Existing teams in the Adams/Juneau County walk include Heidi’s A Team, led by Heidi Randall; Quimby’s Vegetable Barn, led by Vergie Quimby; and Team Lange, led by Christopher Lange.
Both walks will also feature a Promise Garden ceremony, awards and prizes.