Dixon Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, September 26th marked our 6th Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Central Illinois- and it was such an amazing day! Over 200 people gathered at Lowell Park in Dixon for a morning dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s disease!

Promise Garden

Promise Garden

Walkers gathered under a pavilion right next to the Rock River for opening and closing ceremonies, breakfast, pictures and fun! The Walk kicked off to a great start with Illinois State Representative Tom Demmer and Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano giving heartwarming speeches about the disease and community involvement. It was a beautiful morning accompanied by a wonderful view of the promise garden next to the river.

Illinois State Representative Tom Demmer

Illinois State Representative                   Tom Demmer

Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano

Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellano

We are excited to announce that the Rock River Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised $37,950.24! Amazing! Fundraising is not over just yet, though! Walkers can continue to raise money through November 30, 2015. A very special thank you to all sponsors, volunteers and walkers who made this Walk such a success! The following team and walkers were recognized for their above-and-beyond fundraising efforts.

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Top Walkers:
Harold Burkhalter
Jackie Dixon
Vicki Webb

Top Teams:
Burky Bunch
Bill’s Alz Stars
Dixon Health Care

Thank you all for your dedication to ending Alzheimer’s disease!!! Hope to see you next year!

Don’t forget to tag us in your Walk pictures on Facebook for a chance to win a goodie bag filled with tons of Alzheimer’s Association branded items!

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