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The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, October 08, 2019 1:00 am

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Fort Wayne/Allen County

Alzheimer's walk raises $245,000

More than 1,500 Fort Wayne-area residents joined the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's at Parkview Field on Saturday. Participants raised $245,000, officials said Monday. 

“We are grateful to all of our sponsors, our volunteers and each and every participant who joined us this weekend,” said Abby Geha, manager for the local walk.

“While the event itself is an important way for individuals and families who are impacted by the disease to come together in a spirit of hope, fundraising doesn't have to stop at the finish line,” she said in a statement.

“We are close to reaching our goal of $290,000, and donations to the 2019 Walk can continue right up until the end of the year to help push us over the fundraising finish line, too.” 

The money raised through the Walk to End Alzheimer's supports local programs available free of charge, including caregiver support groups, education programs and the 24/7 helpline.

It also funds Alzheimer's and dementia research in Indiana, across the country and around the world.

AREA

Banks to appear at Winona Lake

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, announced Monday that he will have a town hall meeting in Winona Lake on Thursday.

The public meeting will be at 9 a.m. at the Winona Lake Town Hall, 1310 Park Ave.

Banks will discuss the congressional agenda and answer questions from constituents living in his northeast Indiana district.

Banks' office said this will be the seventh town hall meeting he has scheduled this year.

– Journal Gazette