Registration Open For Alzheimer’s Memory Walk
Thousand Oaks-area residents raise funds for care and cure

Organizers for the 18th annual Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk in Thousand Oaks are taking team and individual registrations.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, hundreds of participants, including individuals and teams, will gather at Conejo Creek North in Thousand Oaks in support of the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration has begun online at

Exhibitors, vendors and sponsors are being sought for this family friendly event, which includes food, entertainment, prizes and fun activities for all ages.

“As the Baby Boom generation begins to face Alzheimer’s, increased community participation is crucial,” said Rhonda Spiegel, president and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association, California Central Coast Chapter. “More than half a million people are living with Alzheimer’s in California. That number is expected to grow dramatically as our population ages. There are many ways people can help, including advocacy, volunteerism and participation in fund-raising events such as Memory Walk.”

Alzheimer’s disease is a growing epidemic that is now the sixth leading cause of death in California. Experts estimate that someone in America develops Alzheimer's disease every 70 seconds. By mid-century, someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease every 33 seconds.

Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $300 million for the cause.

To register online, visit, or to participate as a Sponsor, Exhibitor or Team Captain, contact Angie Rosen at (805) 484-6028.

Memory Walk proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. To learn more about the work of the Alzheimer’s Association, or to locate resources in your area, visit