Marie Murphree, Senior Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Association
Nate Reed, Associate Director, Alzheimer’s Association
The Springfield Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is Saturday, September 16 at Jordan Valley Park, 635 E Trafficway St in Springfield.
Registration begins at 9:00 AM with the walk beginning at 10:15 AM.
The Promise Garden ceremony starts at 10:00 AM.
“This is a big rally for people who have loved ones with this disease,” said Marie Murphree, Senior Associate Director. “We want to let people know they are not alone. This year we’re expecting about 1600 people. We’re already about half way to our goal of $185,000. We have a lot of people raising money. It will take a lot of money to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease. It’s a fight we’re in for the long haul until a cure is found.”
According to Nate Reed, Associate Director of the Springfield Alzheimer’s Association, there are other walks going on all over the state of Missouri.
These include the Branson Walk on Saturday, September 29, the West Plains Walk on Saturday, September 30 and the Camdenton Walk on Saturday, October 7.
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Who will be there?
A number of sponsor tables will be set up to provide valuable information to those who have a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The walk route is a mile long, easy to walk and a little bit different from last year. Refreshments will be available. This includes ice cold water, funnel cakes, and their famous purple pancakes.
The Promise Garden ceremony begins at 10:00 AM. This represents people who are caregivers, people who are advocates, people who have the disease and people who have lost someone with the disease. Promise Garden flowers will be planted as the ceremony ends and right before the walk begins.
Visit the Alzheimer’s Association’s website at Alz.org/walk, go by their office at 3645 South Avenue in Springfield or call 417-886-2199 for more information.
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