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September Memory Walks planned by charity

September Memory Walks planned by charity
16th July 2009

People are being given a number of chances to fight against dementia through a bout of fundraising by a leading British charity.

Alzheimer's Society is hosting its annual Memory Walks around the country and it is encouraging people to pick up their hiking boots or comfortable shoes and get in on the action across towns and cities in the UK.

Taking place in September, it is hoped that the initiative will add a lot to the £1,200,000 already raised since the event's inaugural run in 2002, with this year promising to host over 300 walks around England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

In Memory Walk 2009 alone, Alzheimer's Society would like to aim for as much as £650,000 from over £18,000 walkers.

Potential walkers may want to be reminded of the problems associated with Alzheimer's disease and dementia, with one in three people over the age of 65 dying with dementia.

The number of sufferers is also expected to rise from 700,000 at the moment to one million by 2025.

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