Alzheimer’s Walk scheduled Saturday

The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting residents from Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding, and Williams counties to join the fight to end Alzheimer’s by participating in the Black Swamp Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Aug. 26, 9 a.m. at Sauder Village Campground in Archbold.

Participants will complete a one-mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs, and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

“This is the first year we have held the walk at Sauder Village, and we are very excited to see how it grows as we bring together five counties for this important movement,” said Lori Mika of the association’s northwest Ohio chapter. “We will create awareness and raise funds for the care of those affected and advance research to end Alzheimer’s disease.”

In addition to the walk, participants will enjoy entertainment by DJ Gene Zenz, games, a basket raffle, a kids’ zone, photo station, and walking tacos, among other attractions.

Participants can register to walk as an individual, join a team or sign up as a team captain at

More than five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, the sixth-leading cause of death in the U.S. and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or slowed. In Ohio alone, there are more than 210,000 people living with the disease and over 600,000 caregivers.

Staff report