For the second year, The Walk to End Alzheimer’s came to Zanesville. This year the walk moved to the Ohio University Zanesville campus, but the new location didn’t stop people from getting up and taking strides for the disease.
The walk started at 9:30 Saturday morning. Thirty-one teams registered to participate. Jeanne Nehrenz the Community Development Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association in Ohio said support from the community, family and friends is a big part in finding a cure.
"We are so amazed by the support we get, not only financially from the community, but just the people that come out in support of the cause, in support of their loved ones," Nehrenz said. "The awareness we’re creating by being here today is really our main focus."
Nehrenz said that there has been large support from Zanesville in the past that goes well beyond people just wanting to donate money.
"People could just send a check in if they just wanted to support us financially, but by them coming out today and showing their support it creates visibility and a sense of community that we couldn’t get any other way," Nehrenz said.
The walk raised over $17,000 Saturday. And if you would like more information on how to help defeat Alzheimer’s you can head to the Alzheimer’s Association’s website at www.alz.org.