Alzheimer's is something I take personally, both my grandmother and my granddad had the disease. My great aunts suffered with it and it's not pretty. It takes away the 'person' you loved, strips their memory away and leaves but a shell of the person that once was so full of life. Through research though we may hopefully, one day, can find a cure. Abilene will be hosting a 2 mile walk to help bring awareness and funding to the cause.

Following the walk there will be refreshments and festivities and best of all the event is free to participants. Here are all the details on how you can get involved in this year's Walk.

Information

 

Event:

Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's

Date & Time:

  • Saturday, September 20
  • 8 am

Location:

  • Rose Park Senior Center
  • 2625 S. 7th & Barrow
  • Abilene, Tx. 79605
  • (325) 734-5300

Cost:

FREE to participate but must register online at alz.org/northcentraltexas or call the Alzheimer's Association at 1-800-272-3900 (if you raise $100 you will receive a free t-shirt)

Other:

  • Opening ceremonies led by Mayor Norm Archibald
  • refreshments
  • door prizes
  • face painting for kids
  • music from Harvey McFadden
  • for more info contact  Karen Rampy 325-672-2907

Watch 'What is the Walk to End Alzheimer's' here"