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Fargo-Moorhead Walk to End Alzheimer's raises nearly $130,000

Touchmark Trekkers was the top fundraising team, bringing in nearly $10,000. The team walked in honor of their residents living with dementia and all those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s.

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Sisters Nancy Erickson, left, and Pam Blaeser attend the Promise Garden ceremony before the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, at Bonanzaville, West Fargo. The different colors of flowers represent the ways Alzheimer’s has affected their lives.
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FARGO — The Fargo Moorhead Walk to end Alzheimer's brought over 500 participants and 90 teams to help raise nearly $130,000 at its recent event on Sept. 24.

Contributions raised from the event held at Essentia Plaza at The Lights help fund the Alzheimer’s Association’s support groups, 24/7 Helpline, educational community classes, research efforts around the world and advocacy for Alzheimer’s legislation on a state and federal level, according to a release from the Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota

Touchmark Trekkers was the top fundraising team, bringing in nearly $10,000. The team walked in honor of their residents living with dementia and all those who have been affected by Alzheimer’s, the release said. One member of the Touchmark team carried the blue flower in the opening ceremony, which represents an individual living with the disease.

Alzheimer’s Association walk manager Emily Bultema credits the community for its dedication to the cause. “It was so heartwarming to see the support of the community on the day of the walk and to see everyone at The Lights. I am grateful to our dedicated and passionate volunteers who helped make this day successful.”

Donations are being accepted for the Fargo Moorhead Walk to End Alzheimer’s until Dec. 1, 2022 at http://act.alz.org/fargo .

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