Peoria Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Sunday, October 4 marked our 8th and final Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Central Illinois. Over 800 people gathered at Liberty Park in downtown Peoria for an afternoon committed to fighting Alzheimer’s disease!

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Walkers gathered along the Illinois River for opening and closing ceremonies, lunch provided by Granite City, coffee provided by Starbucks, music from KISS FM, pictures and so much more! The crowd decked in purple had an awesome day fighting to end Alzheimer’s disease.

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We are SO excited to announce that the Peoria Walk to End Alzheimer’s raised $132,044.79!!!! Fundraising is not over just yet, though! Walkers can continue to raise money through November 30, 2015. Let’s meet that $180,000 goal!!!

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A very special thank you to all sponsors, volunteers and walkers who joined us in Peoria to make this Walk a stepping stone to ending Alzheimer’s. The following team and walkers were recognized for their outstanding fundraising efforts.

Top Walkers:
Melody Hodgson
Lisa Lawrence
Michelene Koch

Top Teams:
Walking to Remember
Sigma Kappa Beta Nu
Jean’s Genes

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

Huge thank you to the PJ Star and WMBD for coming out and covering our event…check out the coverage here: WMBD and PJ Star

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! New pictures will be uploaded on our Facebook this week- be sure to check them out!

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