A Walk to End Alzheimer’s

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Kayla Copeland, Managing Editor

   Alzheimer’s is a disease that affects one out ten people over the age of 65, and yet some people do not know what it is or the effect it can have on those who have this illness or their loved ones. For those who don’t know, Alzheimer’s disease is a type of dementia that can interfere with memory and other functions of the brain. Those who suffer from Alzheimer’s have trouble remembering the members of their family and struggle with daily tasks. One of the many tragedies of this disease it that there is no cure, but a foundation called the Alzheimer’s Association has started a walk to help raise money to find a cure for this illness.

   The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is an annual walk held in communities all over the country in a collective effort to help support those who are suffering, and on September 22nd Rolla will be holding a walk in Lion’s Club Park starting at 9am. Whether people know someone who has been affected by Alzheimer’s or not, it provides a chance for the community to come together and show their support. In fact, the National Honors Society at Rolla High School is holding ice cream and ribbons sales throughout the week in an effort to raise money for this cause. To join the walk, volunteer, or find out more information go to www.alz.org to view the Alzheimer’s Association’s official site.