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Release: Sept. 8, 2000

UI Health Care to help sponsor local Alzheimer's Association 'Memory Walk'

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Health Care will be a sponsor of the Alzheimer's Association's Greater Iowa City Area Memory Walk 2000 on Sunday, Sept. 24 at North Ridge Park in Coralville. On-site registration will begin at 12:30 p.m., with the walk beginning at 1 p.m., rain or shine. The park is located off Holiday Road.

Alzheimer's disease is an incurable disorder that destroys people's memory, judgement and ability to reason. The disease will affect nearly 14 million Americans by the middle of the next century. The Alzheimer's Association, with more than 200 chapters nationwide, has invested more than $82 million in research since 1980 to provide support to people affected by Alzheimer's and to protect future generations from the disease.

For details on how to participate in Memory Walk 2000 (including optional team registration and contribution and sponsorship information), contact the Alzheimer's Association at 800-272-3900 or visit www.alz.org.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI College of Medicine and the UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide.