SweetBay community walks to put an end to Alzheimer's

Henrietta Strickland
September 10, 2018

MANKATO- Mankato's 25th Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's brought people together this morning to help raise money for research.

Registration begins 9 a.m. with opening ceremonies at 10 a.m. She walks with the Legacy at North Augusta Team-her father lived there after he was diagnosed with early stage dementia.

The walk serves as a way for funds to be raised for Alzheimer's research and officials with the walk say, this year has been successful so far.

Fahrney added that she and her family didn't know anything about the organization until they cared for their family members. What is important to realize is that all of the money raised is going to help people with the disease, their families and hopefully help so that fewer families are impacted by this disease.”. "We will raise more on site". As it stands now 31 teams, comprised of over 100 people, have raised over $27,500 for the event, which is not too far off from the overall goal of $32,200 that was set by organizers.

"When you consider the size of our state- the size of our population and the size of our aging population - this is a healthcare crisis", said Jane Mitchell from the Vermont Alzheimer's Association.

Weather could impact the event. For up to date information about the walk, click on the Related Links section of this article.

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