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News from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences

Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held in Grand Forks Sept. 19

The 2020 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease will be held in Grand Forks at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19.

As you can imagine, this year’s walk will be a bit different. There will not be a single walk location where participants should amass. Instead, teams will be asked to walk individually (with masks, of course!) within their own neighborhoods on the scheduled day and time.

Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere — on every sidewalk, track and trail. On event day, we invite you to participate in small, safe teams while others in your community do the same.

The UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences is a sponsor of this event.

While there is no fee to register for Walk, all participants are encouraged to form teams and raise funds that will advance the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association by enabling critical care and support services and advancing research toward methods of prevention, treatment and, ultimately, a cure.

You can participate by following 3 easy steps:

  1. Register
    Register for your local Walk.
    Sign up as a Team Captain, team member or individual.
  2. Fundraise
    Start fundraising and spread the word.
    We’ll provide tips and coaching every step of the way, including easy ways to raise funds online.
  3. Walk day
    Join us on Walk day.
    Take part in an interactive online experience, then walk in your community.

For your health and safety, please follow CDC guidelines and local health recommendations when deciding to walk with those outside of your household.

Questions? Check out this FAQ page, or contact: Emily Bultema at 701.277.9757 or