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Walk to End Alzheimer’s to go on, with changes

The Alzheimer’s Association annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Oct. 3. The Middle Peninsula-Northern Neck walk usually attracts more than 350 participants, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.The walk is designed to raise awareness and funds to fight the disabling disease of Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders.

But this year, due to COVID-19 concerns, instead of hosting a large gathering, the association encourages participants to walk as individuals or in small groups using sidewalks, tracks and trails in the area.

On Walk Day, an opening ceremony will be delivered to participants’ smartphones, tablets and computers. The ceremony will include local speakers and a presentation of Promise Flowers to honor the personal reasons people are walking for the Alzheimer’s Association.

A release said that a small group of Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers will create the Promise Garden in a “view only” format on Walk Day on the lawn at Split Enz Sa...

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