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Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held Saturday

As with almost everything else lately, the upcoming Alzheimer’s Association walk will look different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

But Saturday’s Middle Peninsula/Northern Neck Walk to End Alzheimer’s will go on; instead of a large gathering, participants will walk as individuals, families and small teams on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Gloucester and other Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck communities.

On walk day, an opening ceremony will feature local speakers and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons participants join together to fight Alzheimer’s and all other dementia, all delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers.

A small group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the iconic Promise Garden in a “view only” format on walk day (10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) at Split Enz Salon on Main Street Gloucester to honor all those impacted by Alzheimer’s.

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