Friday, Sep. 27, 2013 12:00 am

Nearly 70,000 Iowans are living with Alzheimer's disease. Nearly one of every three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, and Iowa has the third highest Alzheimer's death rate in the nation.
In order to raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease and generate support for research and a cure, psychology students from Grinnell College invite members of the community to participate in a Walk to End Alzheimer's at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The walk will be approximately 2 miles long and will take approximately 60 minutes. There is no registration fee.
To register, please call 641-269-4441 or e-mail Participants also may register at 10 .m. on the day of the walk by signing in at the registration table.
Participants will meet between 10 and 11 a.m. in front of the Joe Rosenfield '25 Center at Grinnell College (8th St. between Park St. and East St.) to pick up registration and informational materials. Walkers will depart from the JRC at 11 a.m., proceeding down Park St., Main St. and First Ave. The walk back to the college campus will follow the same route.
In case of light rain, the walk will proceed as planned. In case of very severe weather, the walk will take place inside the Noyce Science Center.
Part of a national Alzheimer's Association program of Walks to End Alzheimer's, the Grinnell event is being organized by Psi Chi (Grinnell's chapter of the national psychology honor society) and Grinnell's psychology Student Educational Policy Committee (an organization of majors).
The students organizing the event also invite sponsors of the walkers. To become a sponsor, send a check to Janet Gibson, Dept. of Psychology, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA 50112 by Friday, Oct. 10. Checks should be made out to the Alzheimer's Association. A receipt will be provided for cash donations. Donors also may send checks directly to the Alzheimer's Association, 1730 28th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50266.
For more information, contact Janet Gibson, professor of psychology at Grinnell College, or 641/269-4441.