This year, 2009, will mark the third year I've had the honor to volunteer to assist in the Memory Walk sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association-Greater Iowa chapter. Alzheimer's affect so many people which makes this a very important event. Just today I had a client in my office whom I invited to participate in the walk. He had to decline because the very same day, he would be attending his grandmothers funeral who was coincidentally, an Alzheimer's sufferer for many years.
The walk will commence at Des Moines Water Works Park. Walkers may enter the park by taking Park Ave south to Valley Dr. and by entering the south exit appx. 1 mile off Park, across from the Racoon Valley soccer fields. You will then go left appx. 1 mile more. The way should be clearly marked.
This year's 2009 Memory Walk is sponsored by Care Initiatives. All Memory Walk donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The walk begins Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:00 AM Registration Starts, 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony, 9:30 AM Walk Begins, Vendor booths open and activities continue until 11:00 AM.
You can register yourself or a team by clicking on this link, 2009 Memory Walk, or by just showing up! Last year Alzeimer's.org was able to raise $584,000 nationally through its Memory Walk initiatives. If you have the time and are able we'd love to see you there on Saturday!