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'Looking Back, Moving Forward' walk
for Alzheimer's is Friday afternoon
Student organizes walk to raise
money to help find a cure
ANGOLA, Ind. – There’s still time to get involved in an Alzheimer’s walk on Friday afternoon that was organized by a Trine University student.
The walk at Zollner Golf Course is themed “Looking Back, Moving Forward” and is a fundraiser to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, a degenerative disease of the brain.
Check-in and free registration is at 5 p.m., with a welcome and speakers at 5:30 p.m. The 1.5-mile walk on a mostly grass path begins at 6 p.m. and prizes for best costumes will be awarded around 6:30 p.m. Walkers are encouraged to wear clothing from their favorite decade to commemorate those diagnosed with the disease.
If the weather is not cooperative, the speaking program will go on as scheduled and the walk will be replaced with other activities in Witmer Clubhouse.
Donations will be accepted during the event.
The event is organized by Jamie Meegan, a Worthington, Ohio, senior majoring in chemistry. Meegan has been accepted in the doctorate program at the University of South Florida, where she plans to study neuroscience with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease.