A beautiful morning greeted walkers as they assembled on the North Shore near Heinz Field to participate in the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s. It is the nations largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. The Pittsburgh Walk is one of more than 600 communities nationwide and calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions. Together, walkers pledged to help end Alzheimer’s disease, the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s unites the entire community — family, friends, co-workers, social and religious groups and more — in a display of combined strength and dedication in the fight against this devastating disease. While there is no fee to register, each participant is expected to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help each participant reach their fundraising goal.

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission-related initiatives of care, support and research. In addition, your actions, both through fundraising and participating in the event, help to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. At a Walk event, you can learn more about Alzheimer’s disease and the support programs and services offered by your local chapter. You will also have unique opportunities to get involved with the cause through advocacy initiatives and clinical trial enrollment. These experiences, in addition to other on-site opportunities, help each participant connect to their reason for walking.

For more details about how to become involved or to find a walk in your area, please log onto their website at: