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Community members hold colored flowers in support of Alzheimers Awareness during the ceremony held at Jackson Park Saturday morning October 29. The Promise Garden is an experience that signifies our solidarity in the fight against the disease. The colors of the Promise Garden Flowers represent participants’ connection to Alzheimer’s — their reasons to end the disease. Blue: represents someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia, Purple: an individual who has lost someone to the disease, Yellow: a person who is currently supporting or caring for someone living with Alzheimer’s and Orange: a participant who supports the cause and the Association’s vision of a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementia. There’s only one White Flower and it represents hope for a cure. /Laura Austin Photo

Alzheimers walk raises $29,500

The annual Alzheimers Walk to End Alzheimers took place Saturday October 29 at Leroy Jackson Park. The event was well attended and they raised more than $29,500. 

The funds raised will support, advocacy and research of the Alzheimers Association. 

 Susan Bodnar with her team was the top fundraising group. They raised $3,900, “For the Love of Mom.”

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Laura Austin Photo