Hundreds Walk, Thousands Raised to End Alzheimer's

By: Jessica Cunnington Email
By: Jessica Cunnington Email

Family and friends of those who have been touched by Alzheimer's gathered at Lee Park on Saturday to support the Alzheimer's Association.

Over 700 people walked with one goal in mind: to one day find a cure to this disease. Participants have been fundraising and the total on Friday, without Saturday's contribution, was $125,000 dollars.

Everyone was given a colorful flower to write a small message about a friend or family member who has been effected by the disease. While everyone walked, volunteers "planted" them in the grass where they spun in the wind.

There were some new walkers, there to help the cause and some people who have been walking for years. New or old to helping the cause, they say Saturday's weather certainly gave them an extra boost.

"Today I'm with Ethel's Angel's Team. We named it after my mom who died of Alzheimer's complications about 10 years ago," Barb Webber said. "We're here to give our support and raise as much money as we can...and it's a beautiful day!"


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