Delaware County Alzheimer’s walk planned for October

By Stacy Kess

July 24, 2014

By Stacy Kess

The Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, is planning another Delaware walk in October.

The 2013 Delaware Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised $40,000, said Special Events and Marketing Manager Jennifer Monroe-Sega. This year, the walk will return to downtown Delaware and Ohio Wesleyan University Oct. 26 with a $40,000 goal and a new route looping around downtown, Monroe-Sega said.

“It’s an every person event,” she said. “We have patients that come, people in wheelchairs, parents with wheelchairs, so it’s a very family-friendly environment.”

The walk — which varies in length from one to three miles, depending on the walker — begins with an opening ceremony planned for Selby Field and includes entertainment and children’s activities.

Funds raised by the Delaware walk and other Alzheimer’s Association walks support the 24/7 Helpline, 1-800-272-3900, and fund support groups and support materials for caregivers; early stage services; education and educational materials about Alzheimer’s and other dementia topics; MedicAlert and Safe Return wandering response systems; care consultations with the Alzheimer’s Association; local and national advocacy; and healthcare professional training.

To register a team, individual or business for the Delaware Walk to End Alzheimer’s, visit and click Register. To donate to a individual or group walking in the event, click Donate.

The Central Ohio Chapter began its fundraising walk 25 years ago in Columbus, then created a combine walk for Delaware and Marion Counties. Both counties eventually drew enough support to have their own walk.

Form more information, contact Jennifer Monroe-Sega at the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Ohio Chapter, at 614-442-2014 or

Reporter Stacy Kess can be found on Twitter @StacyMKess.