Finding a cure, 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. You can help contribute to finding a cure by participating in a walk this weekend.

The 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s is happening this Saturday morning. Participants in the event have been raising money for research towards finding a cure.

The Bluefield/Princeton Walk has already raised 85% of their goal with $16,367.41

The Walk will take place at Mercer Mall in Bluefield, West Virginia.

Inside of the mall, you can already see 1,000 “Forget Me Not” coloring sheets, to help bring awareness to the disease. The sheets were distributed to Elementary schools, nursing facilities and Senior centers. First, Second and third place winners will be announced at the Walk for each of the groups that entered sheets.

Susan Belcher is on the planning committee with the Alzheimer’s Walk. She’s encouraging people to show up on Saturday morning and support the mission of finding a cure.

“Help the people who are dealing with this day to day right now, but also for the future,” said Belcher. “So that we no longer need to have this walk because there is no more Alzheimer’s. But to do that, numerous amounts of money are needed for research to combat this.”

Anyone interested in participating can show up to Mercer Mall on Saturday. Registration for Saturday’s event will begin at 10 a.m. The walk will happen, rain or shine, at 11 a.m.

For more information about the Alzheimer’s Walk, you can visit the link below.

http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2018/WV-WestVirginia?pg=entry&fr_id=11642

Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts

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