540 people came to walk for the fight against Alzheimer’s on Saturday, August 26th. 50 teams walked the 1.2-mile loop at the State Route 188 Mary Crites park in Circleville. The walks and donations have raised $64,496.97 to date and there is still time to give to the charity. Donations can be given at the website to end Alzheimer’s. “Wesbanco employees donated to wear blue jeans on Friday, it’s a fun way to give,” said Missi Rhodes Assistant Vice president.
“This year was my first walk. The outpouring of love and support from the community and beyond was absolutely amazing. One day we hope this awful disease like many others will disappear. Until then we continue to fight for those who can no longer do it alone”. Said Jennifer Chambers. On walk day people receive a wristband and each registered walker received a Promise Garden Flower. The flower represents a personal connection to the disease.
- Blue represents someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia
- Purple is for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease.
- Yellow represents someone who is currently supporting or caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.
- Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.
The funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s support the research, care and support for the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is having another walk in October in Athens Ohio. For more information go to www.act.alz.org.