Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Set for Sunday

HYANNIS – The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease takes place this weekend on Cape Cod, with more than 600 people expected to take to the streets of Hyannis to raise money for crucial medical research.

The event is planned for Sunday at Veterans Park Beach. More than 600 communities across the country hold similar walks each year.

This marks the second year the walk has been held on Cape Cod, and organizers say they are expecting an increase in participants. 417 walkers took part last year and raised $110,000.

The event features two walking routes, 1-mile and 3-miles. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with opening ceremonies starting at 9 a.m.

To donate, you can text 2endalz to 51555 or by going to

All money raised benefits the Alzheimer’s Association, the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 5 million people living with the disease today, including about 10,000 on Cape Cod. By the mid-2000s, it is estimated that the number of Alzheimer’s patients could triple.

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