At the end of the month, all of us in Amarillo are invited to participate in the world's largest event dedicated to Alzheimer's care, support and research. On September 24, the 2022 Walk To End Alzheimer's will be held at Hodgetown in downtown Amarillo.
A Huge Event For A Worthy Cause
In a recent press release, it's pointed out more than 400,000 people who are living with Alzheimer's. There is over 1,000,000 caregivers.
The walk is a way to honor those affected by Alzheimer's and other dementia. There will be the Promise Garden ceremony. The colors of the flowers in the Promise Garden reflect the varied reason many have for wanting an end to the disease.
Blue represents someone living with Alzheimer's or other dementia. Purple is for those who have lost someone to the disease. Yellow is for those who care or support someone with the disease. Orange is for those who support the cause.
Hodgetown, September 24, At 9 AM
The Amarillo walk being hosted at the home of the Sod Poodles will be a morning event. Gates will open up early at 9 AM. The opening ceremony will be held at 10 AM. The walk begins at 10:30 AM.
For more information on the Walk To End Alzheimer's, you can visit the Walk To End Alzheimer's website, or you can follow this link to go straight to the Amarillo walk page.
Interestingly, the Amarillo page lists the current fundraising goal. The goal is a whopping $165,000. The incredible part of the page is that just over half of that has been raised.
So far, at the time of this writing, $86,782 has been raised for the cause. That's an impressive amount of money.