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Ann Romney will emcee the Boston “Move for Minds” event.
Ann Romney will emcee the Boston “Move for Minds” event. handout

Nearly two-thirds of those with Alzheimer’s disease are women. It’s a scary fact, and that’s why Maria Shriver has teamed up with Equinox Sports Club to host “Move for Minds,” an event that aims to raise awareness and money to support research on the disease and women’s brain health. It will take place on May 21 at Equinox locations in New York, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Los Angeles, Irvine, Calif., and — of course — Boston.

The Boston “Move for Minds” event will be emceed by Ann Romney and guest speakers will include broadcast journalist Gail Huff and Harvard professor Rudy Tanzi. (Shriver won’t be coming to our neck of the woods for this, but she’ll be participating on the West Coast.)

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Participants will take part in two 45-minute fitness challenges, which will include a cardio boxing class, yoga, and guided meditation. “The thing I’m particularly excited about is connecting physical health to brain health,” said Shriver, in a telephone interview. “Hopefully next year it will be in 20 cities.” For more information, visit www.thewomensalzheimerschallenge.org.