RUTLAND—More than 260 residents from the Rutland area joined the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 8 in Main Street Park. Participants raised more than $37,000 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs. Though the amount raised was short of the goal of $45,000, the local committee is still urging the community to continue to raise funds to meet that goal. The event is still accepting donations of any amount, either online at alz.org/walk or by mail to Vermont Chapter, 300 Cornerstone Drive, Williston, VT 05495.
Rutland Regional Medical Center was the top fundraising team at the year’s Rutland walk, raising over $4,000. There were 39 teams to walk the 2-mile route on the chilly morning. Participants enjoyed a healthy breakfast, children’s activities, and photo ops with the Vermont 501st Star Wars troopers, along with music by local radio personality, Terry Jaye.
Photo courtesy of Alzheimer’s Association
Crowds wearing the signature purple color gathered for a walk in support of Alzheimer’s Awareness in Rutland.