City to walk for awareness

Published 12:19 am Friday, October 26, 2007

NATCHEZ — Imagine you see a shadow stretch across the kitchen floor, and you are afraid you’ll fall into a hole.

Perhaps a loved one hugs you close and you recoil, wondering who this person could possibly be.

Maybe you glimpse at your reflection as you pass the bathroom mirror, and you panic, thinking there is a stranger in your house.

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These are all situations individuals with Alzheimer’s disease confront daily.

The mission of the Alzheimer’s Association is to eliminate Alzheimer’s Disease through the advancement of research and to enhance care and support for individuals, their families and caregivers.

The Alzheimer’s Association Memory Walk 2007 is the signature event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support.

Natchez will have its first annual Natchez Memory Walk this year.

One in 10 people have a family member with the disease, and one in three know someone with Alzheimer’s.

With statistics such as these it seems obvious that we as a charitable community need to do all we can to move this cause forward toward a cure.

The walk will be Saturday on the Mississippi River bluff. Registration is at Bowie’s Tavern from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

From 9 to 9:15 the following trophies will be given, most walkers on a team, most money raised by a team and most money raised by an individual.

The walk will begin on Broadway in front of Bowie’s Tavern, go up State Street, then turn left on Pearl Street an come down Main Street ending at Bowie’s.

If you would like to volunteer on event day, contact Tom Holman at 601-443-2131.