Permian Basin residents set to raise awareness, funds for Alzheimer's

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Sep. 22—On Oct. 15, Midland-Odessa and Permian Basin residents will join the fight to end Alzheimer's disease at the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's — the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 15 at the Cimarex Pavilion located at 5514 Champions Drive in Midland. Opening ceremony will take place at 10 p.m. and the walk will start at 10:30 a.m.

On walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer's with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden flowers represent people's connection to Alzheimer's — their personal reasons to end the disease.

While plans are moving forward to host Permian Basin Walk in person, the health and safety of participants, staff and volunteers remain the top priorities. The Alzheimer's Association will continue to closely monitor CDC, state and local guidelines to ensure Walk events adhere to the latest recommendations.

For more information and to register, visit alz.org/walk.