Macomb Walk to End Alzheimer’s

On Saturday, McDonough County residents joined together as one to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Over 200 people gathered in Veteran’s park at 10 a.m. to join us for the Macomb Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

We were lucky enough to have Kim Williams of Regional Media as emcee for the morning, pumping up the walkers and even sharing her own personal connection to the cause. Kim walked through each color of Promise Garden flowers, encouraging Walkers to raise them high, signifying why they Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease. unnamed (1)

To get Walkers warmed up and ready to take  the trek around Veteran’s Park, Anne Dixon from Free Range Yoga  led Zumba stretches to salsa music. The crowd loved it! unnamed (2)unnamed (3)

We even had special appearances from Rocky, Western Illinois University’s official mascot, and the WIU Cheerleaders. Thank you for encouraging and cheering on the Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants!

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Over 200 participants walked laps around Veteran’s Park hopeful for a cure. We are thrilled to announce that the Macomb Walk to End Alzheimer’s beat their goal of $21,000 raising $24,457.32 so far for Alzheimer’s care, support and research!! Although we surpassed our goal, fundraising is still not closed! Walkers can fundraise through November 30, 2015.

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A special thank you to all of our amazing sponsors, volunteers and and walkers who are committed to ending Alzheimer’s disease. We could not finish this fight without you! The following teams and walkers were recognized after the walk for their outstanding fundraising efforts!
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Top Walkers:
Pam McLean $6,435
Alcinda Craft $3,110
Jill Foster $895
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Top Teams:

Richmond Rise $3,110
Alexander the Great $1,805
IL Dot Foods $1,465

Pictures will be uploaded to our Facebook this week! Be sure to tag us in your Walk pictures for a chance to win a free Alzheimer’s Association goodie bag! Thank you all for coming out- see you next year!

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