The family of Wally Phillips will be the honorary Grand Marshals of the 2009 Alzheimer's Association Chicago Memory Walk®, September 13.

The Chicago Memory Walk is a noncompetitive 5k walk around the lakefront that both starts and finishes at Montrose Avenue and the lake. Memory Walk is a community event that joins friends, family and co-workers as they walk to end Alzheimer's. Participants typically register in teams of 10-12 and fundraise using tools supported by the Alzheimer's Association.

Make a million dollar difference in the lives of the 210,000 Illinois residents living with Alzheimer's disease! The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter is on the MOVE to raise $2 million this year for the fight against Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk® is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research - and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against this fatal disease. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $260 million nationally for the cause.

For more information, visit www.alzheimers-illinois.org/wally.