The Alzheimer's Association is inviting Dalton and surrounding area residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's. The walk is Saturday, Sept. 28, at Burr Performing Arts Park in downtown Dalton.

On walk day, participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer's disease with Promise Flowers during the poignant Promise Garden Ceremony -- a moving display of hope to represent the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer's.

"Currently, more than 150,000 Georgia residents have Alzheimer's and that number is expected to grow to as many as 190,000 by 2025," said Bob Oxford, committee volunteer for the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Dalton. "It's important for this community and others across the state to come together and help end this disease."

In addition to the two-mile walk, participants will enjoy an opening ceremony, Promise Garden tribute, family activities, music, a team photo station and much more.

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, which is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer's and other dementias.

Participants can join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

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