On Saturday, Septmember 23, 2017, members of Omicron Xi Omega joined hundreds of others in the 2017 WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – ESSEX-HUDSON-UNION at Weequahic Park in Newark. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Participants received and wrote messages on promise flowers to be planted in The Promise Garden. Through colored flowers, the Promise Garden ceremony represents the diverse reasons participants have gathered to participate. Blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia; Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease; Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, and Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
One of the many Promise Gardens located around the venue which represent the diverse reasons participants have gathered to participate.