Walk for Alzheimer’s awareness happened in the rain

October 9, 2018 - By Justin Balkhi

Hundreds of people took part in a Walk to End Alzheimer’s event. They wanted to bring one message that we can’t give up until the cure will be found.

People walked in the rain, to bring this message. They are trying to raise money on new researches of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Some of them were affected themselves, some have relatives, friends who suffer from the disease.

According to Juli Moen, who took part in the walk on behalf of her mother Nan Lazarz, recently diagnosed with Alzheimer, society needs to understand that we all have to fight for a cure. She says her mother continues to stay positive and inspiring with her strong spirit.

Nan and her family showed up to walk together in the event on Sunday morning, near Madison Memorial High School.

Nan was happy to see the support.

Besides her were other 1 000 people, who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or have somebody in the family to support.

According to the organizers of this event, it was the biggest since the foundation in the 80s.

The CEO of Alzheimer’s Association South Central Wisconsin Chapter, Kari Paterson, says that all the people with Alzheimer are trying to stay positive despite the very depressing situation they live in. And the courage of these people must inspire everyone. She also said that despite cold and rain, this is the biggest gathering since their organization was found. She says it means a lot to understand that these people are ready to fight together.

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