Alzheimer’s walk nets $24,000

By Herald Staff

The October 3 Tri-County Walk to End Alzheimer’s generated $24,100 to support the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer’s Association.

More than 110 area residents participated in the walk. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants walked as individuals and small groups on sidewalks, tracks and trails across Jasper. Kimball International was named the top fundraising team this year, raising more than $4,310.

Participants are continuing to raise money through the end of the year to reach their goal of $27,000. Donations are accepted online at

More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's disease – the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. Additionally, more than 16 million family members and friends provide care to people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. In Indiana, there are more than 110,000 people living with the disease and 338,000 caregivers.

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