Greenville Walk Raises Alzheimer’s Awareness

GREENVILLE, MS (Ben Caxton) — Over 3,000 Mississippians walked to raise Alzheimer’s awareness this weekend. In Greenville, people gathered for a two-lap walk around Hardy Park sponsored in part locally by River Heights Healthcare. T.J. Harvey, Executive Director of Alzheimer’s Mississippi, told Delta Daily News that many people in Mississippi are afflicted with the disease. “There’s 53,000 Mississippians living with Alzheimer’s disease and over 206,000 caregivers, so it’s so important that we get information out into the community to support our families and support those that are diagnosed.” Greenville Mayor Eric Simmons participated in the walk as well. “My grandfather passed away with Alzheimer’s and I know how aggressive he got in the later years of his life and so it’s very important to bring awareness not only to the people suffering with Alzheimer’s but the people who care for victims of Alzheimer’s. And we’re just thanking Greenville, and thanking Mississippi, for bringing awareness right here in the Mississippi Delta to Alzheimer’s.” Walk4ALZ says that 100% of dollars raised will stay in Mississippi to support Mississippi families and communities.

 

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