Lincoln prepares for ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ next Sunday 

The walk raises money and awareness for Alzheimer's that affects nearly six million people across the country. 
2019 Walk to End Alz
2019 Walk to End Alz

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Mark your calendars! The annual ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ is one week away. After going virtual during the pandemic, it’s back and better than ever, this year at Haymarket Park.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am, I mean it just feels so awesome to be able to come together, connect with those that are going through the same journey that a lot of us have,” Diana Schilf, chairman for the walk said. “And to be able to be together, and than for us that means we’re all together fighting this devastating disease.”

The walk raises money and awareness for Alzheimer’s that affects nearly six million people across the country.

It all starts next Sunday, October 10th – registration opens at 11 a.m. and is free. The Promise Garden ceremony will start at 12:30 p.m. and the walk will began shortly after that.

There will be food and fun for your entire family, so bring the kids and don’t forget to wear purple.

“The ceremony we have is always really emotional, especially for folks that are going through handling the disease right now,” Marilyn John, chairman for the walk said. “And so it’s really bringing the community back together every year to celebrate us fighting for that first survivor of Alzheimer’s.”

They expect around 1,000 people to attend the walk and have a goal to raise $230,000.

If you’re unable to attend the walk, you can still make a donation at the Alzheimer’s Association’s website.

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