Sept. 23, 2017 – West Bend, WI – More than 300 people are expected to participate in today’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Regner Park.
Last year participants carried brightly colored flowers with petals that caught the sun. Each color representing a family member who suffered Alzheimer’s.
“My mother passed away with Alzheimer’s this year and I hope and pray I don’t get but I wish to give my heart to this walk and participate,” Michaelene Hackler of West Bend said.
Nels Madsen came in from Whitewater to participate. “I have a brother with the disease,” he said. “He’s my brother and I’ve kind of lost him and it’s a tough thing to talk about.”
Mandy Herriges was walking in honor of her grandma Audrey Herriges was battling Alzheimer’s. “This is very important to draw attention to the disease and I hope someday a cure can be found,” she said.
The West Bend High School marching band will perform prior to the start of the walk. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There will be a brief ceremony starting at 9:40 a.m. and the walk gets underway at 10 a.m.