Take the first step to a world without Alzheimer's and participate in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer's Saturday at the Port of Burlington.

The route is a two-mile walk and funds raised further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer's Association.

Every registered participant will receive a T-shirt after achieving the fundraising minimum of $100. T-shirts will be available for pick up on Walk day.

At the event each registered walker with a wristband will receive a Promise Garden flower. The different colors represents participants' connection to the disease.

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 the vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

Registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m. and the walk to follow at about 11 a.m.

For more information, contact Michelle Kelman (319) 237-4900 or email at burlingtonwalk@alz.org.