Walk to End Alzheimer’s draws hundreds to Oberlin


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Selfie time! Friends and family gathered on Tappan Square to rally in support of Alzheimer’s patients and research.


Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

While many teams dressed in the Alzheimer’s awareness color purple, team “Elsie’s Angels” decked out in their own matching shirts to honor their mother and grandma.


Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Sylvester Hayes and Chyonna Hluszti play a game of life-sized Connect 4 in the kids’ area.


Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Hundreds of people joined forces Saturday to remember loved ones and fight for a cure.


Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Participants smiled and waved their “Promise Flowers” along a three-mile walk that looped around Tappan Square.


Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Silings Eileen Wolf, Kathy Rednour, and Maureen Hunt walk in memory of their parents who both had Alzheimer’s disease.


Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Girl Scouts entertained youngsters with a variety of activities, including handmade slime.


Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

A Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday led participants on a three-mile route around Tappan Square to raise funds for patient care, support, and research.

Kaplan’s Furniture has sponsored the walk since 2011. President Steve Kaplan has been involved with the walk since his father died of Alzheimer’s.

“Looking back over the last 13 years, few people cared or knew about Alzheimer’s, and now look where we all have come. People are talking,” he said. “I look back, and wow! People understand it is real and they care. That is my inspiration and satisfaction.”

Funds raised will provide care and support services to the thousands of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease in Northeast Ohio and their families.

Donations will also advance education and awareness effort, and drive research toward treatment, prevention, and hopefully one day a cure.

Selfie time! Friends and family gathered on Tappan Square to rally in support of Alzheimer’s patients and research.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_IMG_6252.jpgSelfie time! Friends and family gathered on Tappan Square to rally in support of Alzheimer’s patients and research. Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

While many teams dressed in the Alzheimer’s awareness color purple, team “Elsie’s Angels” decked out in their own matching shirts to honor their mother and grandma.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_IMG_6259.jpgWhile many teams dressed in the Alzheimer’s awareness color purple, team “Elsie’s Angels” decked out in their own matching shirts to honor their mother and grandma. Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Sylvester Hayes and Chyonna Hluszti play a game of life-sized Connect 4 in the kids’ area.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_IMG_6260.jpgSylvester Hayes and Chyonna Hluszti play a game of life-sized Connect 4 in the kids’ area. Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Hundreds of people joined forces Saturday to remember loved ones and fight for a cure.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_IMG_6261.jpgHundreds of people joined forces Saturday to remember loved ones and fight for a cure. Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Participants smiled and waved their “Promise Flowers” along a three-mile walk that looped around Tappan Square.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_IMG_6266.jpgParticipants smiled and waved their “Promise Flowers” along a three-mile walk that looped around Tappan Square. Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Silings Eileen Wolf, Kathy Rednour, and Maureen Hunt walk in memory of their parents who both had Alzheimer’s disease.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_IMG_6268.jpgSilings Eileen Wolf, Kathy Rednour, and Maureen Hunt walk in memory of their parents who both had Alzheimer’s disease. Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

Girl Scouts entertained youngsters with a variety of activities, including handmade slime.
http://www.theoberlinnewstribune.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2017/09/web1_IMG_6248.jpgGirl Scouts entertained youngsters with a variety of activities, including handmade slime. Laurie Hamame | Oberlin News-Tribune

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