Walkers and teams from across the area participated in this year’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Antigo. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Antigo on Saturday to ensure the health and safety for all involved in the event.

The walk is projected to raise $17,000 to fund research and local services in Antigo and surrounding areas, including support groups, education, information and referral services, care and support efforts and a 24/7 helpline – 800-272-3900.

“The Walk to End Alzheimer’s plays a critical role in advancing our mission in the fight against Alzheimer’s and other dementias,” said David Grams, executive director, Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter. “Even though COVID-19 changed how we walked this year, the Wisconsin community came out in full force with overwhelming participation on our local streets and neighborhoods. We thank everyone for their unrelenting dedication to helping us end Alzheimer’s.” 

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to create substantial challenges for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers. Donations are needed now more than ever to meet the demand for care and support services offered by the Alzheimer’s Association to local Wisconsin communities. 

Donations can still be made to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s through Dec. 31 at act.alz.org/wisconsin. Mail-in donations should be directed to Alzheimer's Association, Attn: Antigo, Wisconsin Walk, 7900 W. 78th St., Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN  55439.