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The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As the chair of the planning committee, I invite everyone in our community to join us in the fight against the disease at the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 29 at OCC.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2019 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report, there are more than 5 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, including 400,000 here in New York. I got involved with the event because I have been personally and professionally impacted by Alzheimer’s. I lost my grandmother to this disease. I have been a Geriatric Social Worker for over 20 years, and I see the devastating effects of Alzheimer’s every day.

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing health crisis and the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death. One day, when a treatment, prevention or cure for Alzheimer’s is discovered, it will be because of the support from thousands of walkers who come together across the country, and right here in the Syracuse area.

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Alzheimer’s disease is relentless. So are we. Join a team or register to walk as an individual at alz.org/walk.

Cathy Piston

Liverpool

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