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Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Great Bend residents to join the 2022 Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

This event begins with a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, in Jack Kilby Square, with the walk from 10-11 a.m. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. There is still time to register and get your team ready to raise critical awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, said Juliette Bradley, Kansas state director of communications for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Register for any of the Walks in central and western Kansas at

More than 6.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease – 55,000 right here in Kansas.

Additionally, more than 86,000 Kansas caregivers are providing unpaid care, valued at $1.4 billion, to their loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

“Raising awareness is the first step to raising money for research and putting an end to this deadly disease,” says Jessi Baze, Walk committee chair in Great Bend.

The Alzheimer’s Association makes fundraising easy with available tips from Walk staff, motivation from fellow fundraisers and information from Walk committee members to make your fundraising experience as smooth as possible. Participating in Walk to End Alzheimer’s is free; however, a $100 fundraising minimum is required to receive the Walk event T-shirt.

To learn more about Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Great Bend, contact Missy Zimmer at 316-267-7333 ext 1188 or

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is a worldwide voluntary health organization dedicated to Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Its mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer’s and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support. Visit or call 800-272-3900.