Memory Walk Raises Funds for Alzheimer's Disease

6 years 2 months 5 days ago September 27, 2010 Sep 27, 2010 Monday, September 27 2010 Monday, September 27, 2010 7:22:29 AM CDT in News
COLUMBIA - Stephens Lake Park hosted the Mid-Missouri's Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk on September 26. Around 400 people gathered to participate in the event.

The walk provides a fun and inspiring way for Mid-Missouri residents to raise critically needed funds for Alzheimer's care.

Janie Elson lost her father to Alzheimer's Disease about a year ago. She participates in the event to benefit those with the disease. "I think this is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the disease and help raise money for research," said Elson.

Every thirty-three seconds, someone in America develops Alzheimer's. This statistic brought support out from twenty-nine Mid-Missouri counties to raise money to support the organization.

The Mid-Missouri chapter raised $20,000 by the morning of September 26. This year's goal is to reach $34,000.

For more information on the Mid-Missouri Alzheimer's Association, check out our Links and Numbers section.

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