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Sea of purple fills Statehouse for Walk to End Alzheimer's

17 Septembre 2017

KDLT's Tom Hanson emceed the "Walk to End Alzheimer's" this Saturday morning with around a thousand people in attendance.

The sidewalk of 8th and railroad and throughout Falls Park was lit up in purple as community members and loved ones walked in honor of those battling Alzheimer's disease. In 2016 the Owatonna Walk raised $36,955 contributing to the millions raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts for those impacted by Alzheimer's. "It's also the largest convening of people in the state of Colorado who have a personal connection with the disease, and that's really as important for them as it is for us".

The money raised goes to the Alzheimer's Association to support programs and services that help families living with the disease.

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Organizers said they saw a record number of volunteers.

"We have to all get together and really, really try to get more people thinking about it, because one in 10 people will get this disease, and that's a lot".

Sea of purple fills Statehouse for Walk to End Alzheimer's