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Walk to End Alzheimer’s

North Central College’s Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium was filled with over 1,400 people this morning, for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

“We’re here in beautiful Naperville with thousands of people here to help us fund and put an end to Alzheimer’s and the resources we need to engage in the research to find answers to the disease and put an end to it once and for all, said Erna Colborn, President and CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association for the Greater Illinois Chapter.

203 teams proudly walked 3.2 miles with their promise garden flower, representing their connection to the disease.

“It’s not just memory, but it also affects a persons judgment and over the many years that person can have Alzheimer’s they need total care, they need someone to take care of everything for them,” said Melanie Chavin, Chief Program Officer of the Alzheimer’s Association for the Greater Illinois Chapter.

This event raised just over 95% of their $350,000 goal.


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