2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funds

2015 Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness and funds

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Forty-two teams are already signed up for the two-mile 2015 Walk to End Alzheimer's happening Saturday, Sept. 26 on the Arkansas State University campus.

"Our goal is $85,000," Zachary Hatley, chairman of this year's walk, said. "We've done several fundraisers throughout the year to get to that amount, and of course, we'll turn in our final count the day of the walk."

Participants can enjoy live music from the band Eleven Cent Ransom, picture-taking at a special photo booth, a bouncy house and face painting.

Registration for the walk begins at 9 a.m. There's a special ceremony at 10 a.m., followed by the walk at 10:30 a.m.

So far, $35,000 dollars has been raised, according to the Alzheimer's Association website, act.alz.org.

Registration is also available on the website.

If you would like more information, contact Jane Gunter at 501-265-0027.

"Just seeing it very day and in my field as a nurse, it's very neat to empower the community and spread the resources," Hatley said about Alzheimers. "They can sign up still, throughout the day and the day of the walk. It's never too late to get involved. Anything helps out. The walk is free. We just want you to be a voice and a body for the cause."

Proceeds from the walk help to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

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