Illinois Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s

A little rain didn’t stop over 200 people from walking to End Alzheimer’s at the Illinois Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s last Thursday.. September 10th. The event was meant to be held at Baker Lake in Peru, but due to storms was moved inside to Celebrations 150 in Utica.

Although the rain moved our locations, it did not move our spirits! Everyone came ready to fight Alzheimer’s disease in full-force. Participants enjoyed a delicious dinner provided by Pleasant View, balloon hats and animal from Steve Shultz and live music from Steve Sharp! Many also took a moment to take a picture and tell us why the Walk to en Alzheimer’s; check out the pictures here! Although it was raining, participants did a short walk around the building to show their dedication to fighting this disease.

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We are proud to announce that the Illinois Valley Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised $24,445.20 for the Alzheimer’s Association!!! Fundraising is not over just yet though… walkers can continue to raise money for the Illinois Valley 2015 Walk through November 30th, 2015! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out and supported the cause. The following teams and Walkers were recognized this year for their exceptional efforts in raising funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

Top Walkers:
Vicki Wielgoplan- $795
Linda Pohar- $730
Susan Weber- $520

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Top Teams:
STRAZ- $2,546
Team Markey- $2,345
Team McBre- $1,350

Thank you all for coming despite the yucky weather! Thank you for your efforts in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease!

P.S. Want a chance to win a FREE Alzheimer’s goody bag?! Share your pictures from Walk on social media and tag us!


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