Walk to end Alzheimer's

A Promise Garden was set up as part of the walkway on Professional Parkway for the Lincoln County Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Troy on Oct. 10.

Dozens of area residents participated in this year’s Lincoln County Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Oct. 10.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Lincoln County, raising money to support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“While the Walk definitely looked and felt different this year, we heard that there was a great turnout throughout Lincoln County,” said Mary Williams, Lincoln County Walk manager. “Walkers saw the challenges this year as an opportunity to motivate themselves and make it the best year we could. Alzheimer’s isn’t slowing down, and neither are we.”

Participants were also able to enjoy the drive-thru Promise Garden at 108 Professional Parkway in Troy to honor those affected by this disease and thank local sponsors     

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, which is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. 

Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Missouri alone, there are more than 120,000 people living with the disease and 319,000 caregivers.