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Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's takes place on Saturday

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The Annual Chattanooga "Walk to End Alzheimer's" event will take place Saturday, Sept. 17th. at the Tennessee Riverwalk.

Each year, the walk aims to raise money, resources, and awareness for those living with, or affected by, Alzheimer's disease.

This year, the goal is to raise $130,000 for those affected, including loved ones who have someone struggling  with the disease.

Currently more than $90,900 has been raised, and the number is continuing to grow.

Registration and check- in begins at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, and a special ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. 

The two-mile run will begin at 10:30 a.m.

This year, there are a number of ways you can participate besides just walking or running:

  • The "Why you walk" wall: Bring a photo of your loved one and post it on the wall, along with a personalized message
  • Raising money: For every $100 or more an individual raises, they will receive a free 2016 t-shirt
  • Prizes: Champions who raise $500, and grand champions who raise $1000 will receive medals

The closing ceremony and trophy presentations will begin at 11:15 a.m., or when all runners have returned.

If you would like to donate to a specific team or organization, you can also donate by text. Send "2ENDALZ" to 51555.

Volunteers are welcome.

For more information, visit the race website.

Location: Tennessee Riverwalk

Time: September 17th at 9:00 a.m.

Price: Free to walk, but fundraising is encouraged

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