On the move to end Alzheimerâ??s Disease

Quincy-area residents will be on the move to end Alzheimer's Disease.

The annual Quincy Walk to End Alzheimerâ??s is 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at Clat Adams Park. Registration begins at 5 p.m.

Last year, more than 680 people participated and raised $70,000 for the Alzheimerâ??s Association-Quincy Branch.

The money will be used to fund the branchâ??s programs and services for those diagnosed with Alzheimerâ??s and their families. It also supports crucial Alzheimerâ??s research efforts and clinical trials.

More than 5.4 Americans are living with Alzheimerâ??s disease, which is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and the only one that cannot be prevented, treated or cured. By midcentury, that number is expected to skyrocket to 16 million if no treatment or cure is found.

All participants who raise $100 or more will receive a commemorative Walk to End Alzheimerâ??s T-shirt. And for every $100 raised, each personâ??s name will be entered into a drawing for an iPad 3. The drawing will be held immediately after the walk.