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Alzheimer's Association to hold walk October 7

Alzheimer's Association to hold walk October 7”

The 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Lancaster will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, at Clipper Magazine Stadium, 650 N. Prince St., Lancaster city. The walk will take place on October 28 at Harbor Plaza in Suisun City.

95 teams were registered to walk the three mile route around Lake George. Last year, the walk raised over $200,000.

"I am hoping we have a large turnout today and I am hoping we meet all of our goals".

In addition to the walk around Suisun Harbor, participants will enjoy a Promise Garden opening ceremony, music by popular local band The Tune Riders, and face painting and other activities for the kids.

More than 5-million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease, and it's the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.

Kolbinger has participated in many walks, and says it's always powerful to see people with Alzheimer's, some with canes or are pushed in wheelchairs is touching. The number of diagnosed cases is expected to grow by 96% over the next 15 years.

Linn was impressed with the amount of people who walked to raise money for research to find a cure.

The Alzheimer's Association said the walk began in 1989, known then as the Memory Walk. The funds will go to the Alzheimer's Association. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's.



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