Pennyrile Walk to End Alzheimer’s nearly to fundraising goal, takes over downtown

It was a morning of remembrance and the drive to find a cure at the Pennyrile Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday morning.

People in purple and holding flowers in a variety of colors took over the parking lot of the Christian County Justice Center, and those flowers represented different aspects of the fight against dementia and Alzheimer’s. Orange represented supporters of the fight, yellow the caregivers of those caring for someone with Alzheimer’s, blue for those currently fighting the disease and purple—for those who have lost someone to Alzheimer’s.

But there was another flower—a white one, symbolizing that one day, through research and fundraising efforts dedicated to research and support, they’ll be able to plant a white flower, showing that someone has been cured.

Tyler Jones with Edward Jones, the title sponsor the local and national walks to end Alzheimer’s, says that through joint effort with partner agencies across the country, they’ve raised a tremendous amount of money to help find a cure.

He says the fight won’t end until a cure is found, and donations will be accepted for the Pennyrile Walk through the end of December.

As of Saturday morning, teams and individuals with the local walk had raised $36,600, with a goal of raising $45,000 by the end of the year.

Attendees walked the block Saturday morning, with many remembering the lives of loved ones who are gone or who are currently battling the disease and walking with determination to find a cure, and keep anyone else from being lost to their loved ones.