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During the Alzheimer’s Walk at on Saturday September 28th, I was blown away by the amount of supportthat was shown by the local community. By 7:45 a.m. when we arrived there was already about 30volunteers there setting up. There was a booth set up for the champions, grand champions, and elitemembers to pick up their prizes, a booth where flowers for the Promise Garden were given out, a tablewith food and beverages, a table with t-shirts, a table with face paintings for kids, a table withinformation about the petition to increase funding and Alzheimer’s itself, a booth with the top localsupporter, and a DJ stand. They also had a booth set up for a jackpot raffle and a raffle for baskets thatwere donated by different businesses in the community. For majority of the time I ran the booth wherechampions, grand champions, and elite members picked up their prizes. A champion was somebody whoraised $500 and they got a metal and a bell. A grand champion was somebody who raised $1,000 and anelite member was somebody who raised over $1,000; these individuals got a metal, a bell, a t-shirt, anda vase. Before the walk I was able to grab a flower to be included in the Promise Garden—I got an orangeflower which is for anybody who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s. As for theother flowers, a blue one represented someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, a purple one representedsomeone who has lost a loved one to the disease, and a yellow one represents someone who is currently

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The Table, Walking, The Champions

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