Saturday, Dec 7, 2013
Many in Carbondale Walk to End Alzheimer's
CARBONDALE -- Despite Saturday's early showers, the weather was just right for a group of walkers. Around 200 people gathered together at the Carbondale high school for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer's.
Walkers were asked to hold special flowers to represent those living with the disease, passed loved ones, and supporters.
Sponsors say this is an opportunity to let others know about the disease and to help raise money to find a cure.
"This disease is going to affect more and more of us as we age and as the baby boomers age. It's going to be a disease that we need to end so that it doesn't affect all of us," says Tiffanny Sievers, owner of SI Elder Law.
The goal is to raise $20,000 towards research. The Alzheimer's Association of Carbondale collected $19,500 after today's walk.
Wind: 6 MPH
Humidity: 79 %