Submitted by Micki Armstrong
Different Walk, same reasons, smaller groups. The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer’s is happening in Hays on Saturday, Oct. 10, and in Victoria on Saturday, Oct. 17.
We are walking everywhere — on city sidewalks, hiking trails, paths, and treadmills. I am joining others and walking to honor those we love who are currently battling Alzheimer’s, the sixth leading cause of death in America. We are raising money toward finding a cure, so others don’t have to face the same heartbreak as my family and many others have. I encourage everyone to get out and walk on October 10th and October 17th, wear purple and fundraise so that someday we will be celebrating the first survivor of Alzheimer’s.
October 10th is the Hays Walk kickoff Downtown Hays at the Union Pacific Plaza from 7:00 to 11: 00 am. Register for Hays Walk to End Alzheimer’s or another Walk near you at alz.org/cwkswalk. Learn about the drive-thru Promise Gardens at four locations in Hays on October 10th Walk day. The locations for these promise gardens are, Union Pacific Plaza, downtown Hays, Brookdale Senior Living on east 27th, Good Samaritan on west 27th, and Via Christ Village on Canterbury where you will see colorful pinwheel flowers representing the different reasons, we all walk.
Don’t forget to join Victoria at their Promise Garden on October 17th at 9:00 am near the Volga-German statue corner of 10th and Cathedral.
Micki Armstrong, Chairwoman, Hays Alzheimer’s Walk