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Willmar residents invited to stretch their legs during annual Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association invites Willmar residents to walk at Robbins Island Regional Park to help reach its $40,000 fundraising goal. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 17. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Sharon Bomstad / TribuneWalkers of all ages participated in the Alzheimer's Walk Saturday morning at Robbins Island in Willmar. Many sported their purple colors in honor of a loved one lost to Alzheimer's or dementia.
Walkers of all ages participated in the 2017 Alzheimer's Walk at Robbins Island in Willmar. Many sported their purple colors in honor of a loved one lost to Alzheimer's or dementia.
Sharon Bomstad / West Central Tribune file photo
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WILLMAR — Those impacted by Alzheimer's are invited to stretch their legs, meet up with friends and donate a part of their morning to raise funds for Alzheimer's research this Saturday.

The Alzheimer’s Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research, is inviting Willmar residents to participate in its West Central Minnesota Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 17.

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The walk will be at Robbins Island Regional Park, located on U.S. Highway 71 North in Willmar. Check-in for the event starts at 9 a.m. An opening ceremony will take place at 10 a.m., and the walk will follow. The event will follow state and CDC's COVID-19 protocols regarding social distancing.

Participants are encouraged to register early and help the Alzheimer’s Association reach its $40,000 goal. Registration is free, but contributions raised at the walk will fund care and support programs in the West Central Minnesota region, support advocacy efforts for families affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia, and advance research efforts.

Participants will honor those affected by Alzheimer’s during the Promise Garden ceremony on the day of the walk. The colors of Promise Garden flowers represent a person’s connection to the disease.

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To register or learn more about the event and receive updates on this year’s walk, visit act.alz.org/westcentral .

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