MOUNT VERNON — The 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease, held on Sat., Sept. 28 at Memorial Park in Mount Vernon, raised roughly $37,000 of its $40,000 goal, according to Shelly Grubb, a 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s committee member. Grubb said that funds raised will go toward funding and support groups in Knox County and to fund research on a larger level. This is a 10 percent increase in funds from the first year of the walk in 2012, when the event raised $34,000.
As for the number of people involved, 287 registered individuals walked in the event this year, which is an 80 percent increase from 2012 when 160 walkers participated. Grubb also added that there were 29 registered teams this year.
“Clearly the word is getting out and people are responding. They know they’re not alone, this touches everybody,” said Grubb.
Nick Vargas of the northwest Ohio chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, was very impressed with the event in its second year.
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