36 million people worldwide are currently living with Alzheimer's Disease. Friday marks a time to support them. September 21 is World Alzheimer's Day, which aims to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding the disease.
One way people can show their continued support in the fight against Alzheimer's is by walking.
In the coming weeks and months, Alzheimer's Tennessee has several area walks:
Smoky Mountain Alzheimer's Tennessee WALK
(Sevier, Cocke, Hamblen & Jefferson Counties)
Saturday, September 29 at Pigeon Forge High School
5 County Alzheimer's Tennessee WALK
(Anderson, Campbell, Morgan, Roane & Scott Counties)
Saturday, October 6Oak Ridge Civic Center
Foothills Alzheimer's Tennessee WALK
(Blount, Loudon, & Monroe Counties)
Sunday, November 4 at Maryville College
Tackle Alzheimer's Tailgate
Saturday, October 20
Circle Park, UT Campus, Knoxville
To walk, volunteer or donate, you're asked to visit Alzheimer's Tennessee's website.