Published: Tue, September 19, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Alzheimer's Association walk slated for Saturday in Beckley

Alzheimer's Association walk slated for Saturday in Beckley

In 2016, the twelve walks held by the Alzheimer's association of MA and New Hampshire raised a total of $4 million dollars, contributing to the more than $82 million dollars raised nationwide past year.

The Alzheimer's Association® is inviting Amarillo residents to join the fight to end Alzheimer's by participating in the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The event is a way to support families and friends of those struggling with those diseases. They, along with several other award winners, were recognized for their support during an opening ceremony. It's a very hard disease to have to face and navigate through.

"Last year we mobilized 22,000 people", said Schwotzer.

Families large and small gathered, all sporting purple T-shirts, the official color of the Alzheimer's organization. He's walking to honor his wife's legacy; optimistic that with more work, a awful disease can be cured.

"This year, we have a single white flower", said CEO of the Massachusetts/New Hampshire chapter James Wessler.

A person is diagnosed with Alzheimer's every 66 seconds- that's why advocates across the nation and in Lincoln are working to end this devastating disease.

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