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Over 200 participate in annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's"

Fundraising totals are pending following the annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's" Sunday.  Over 200 walkers came together to show their support of the Alzheimer's Association and the individuals, and families, dealing with the disease.

 

Craig Schreiner, whose parents Ray and Norma were the honorary chairs, says there really is strength in numbers.

Schreiner says the support from the community and the Alzheimer's Association is crucial.

Organizer Paula Sauder says support and solidarity are one of the main reasons for the walk.

     Sauder says the money raised from the walk goes to the Heart of America chapter of the Alzheimer's Association for support group training, informational materials, general education, and one-on-one counseling.

The walk began with a promise flower ceremony, with the walkers displaying different colored flowers symbolizing their role with Alzheimer's: blue if they have Alzheimer's disease; yellow if they are a caregiver; purple if they've lost someone to Alzheimer's; and orange to show support.

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