Alzheimer’s is in the Top 10 leading causes of death in the United States, and the only one in the list that cannot be cured, prevented or slowed, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
The Gerontology Club is hosting a Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the third year in a row in hopes of changing that fact.
On Oct. 22, members of the McDaniel Community will be raising money for the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.
“Last year, we raised 1,200 dollars,” said Madeline Jackowski. “This year’s goal isn’t a set amount. We just hope to beat the amount of money we have made so far in hosting the walk.”
Registration for the walk will begin at 8 AM in Red Square, and the walk will begin at 9. Participants will have the option of walking a predetermined course around campus or walking laps around the track.
“There will be food and beverages provided, prizes for teams raising the most money, and raffle items,” said Jackowski.
For more information about the event, email Lindsay Waqar (lnw002).