Signups are under way for the Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which offers participants an opportunity to take a healthy stroll, experience outstanding live entertainment, honor loved ones who have been affected by Alzheimer’s and raise funds to battle the debilitating disease.
“Last year we had approximately 600 walkers, and we are looking to beat that number this year,” said SCV Walk Chairman Rick Ferrante, founder and president of Home Care Services Santa Clarita, a major supporter of the event. “This event is not only a great opportunity to support the fight against Alzheimer’s but also a chance to be entertained, learn about the disease and socialize with others who support the cause as well.”
The Santa Clarita Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association, is scheduled 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Bridgeport Park in Valencia. Signup information and more details can be found at www.act.alz.org/scv and on the event’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1300835523327310/.
“The walk is designed for everyone to be able to participate,” Ferrante said. “It’s a little less than 2 miles, so it is more of a ‘healthy stroll.’”
Registration starts at 7:30 and entertainment starts at 8 a.m., so be sure to come early to enjoy the festivities. The whole family can enjoy exhibits, entertainment and snacks, including:
• An amazing kids’ zone with characters, a magician, crafts and reading
• Free ice cream truck
• Local performers, a nationally renowned professional dance company and famous emcee Barrie Eget
• A free drawing for fabulous giveaways
• A silent auction for Caribbean vacations
Those who generate the greatest support for the battle against Alzheimer’s will be treated to the special AlzStars Section for the 50 highest fundraisers, which will include a free hot breakfast and chair massages.
“We’ll also have lots of information about Alzheimer’s disease, ways to find support for your loved ones if they are affected by Alzheimer’s, and details on how you can help find a cure,” Ferrante said. “We’re looking forward to a tremendous crowd and a day of friendship and camaraderie in pursuit of a common cause: Bringing an end to a debilitating disease that has become the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.”
For general information about the walk, sponsorships and exhibitor inquiries, contact SCV Walk Chairman Rick Ferrante at firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Welch of the Alzheimer’s Association at email@example.com.