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2017 Walk To End Alzheimer's to be held in Macon

MGN Online

The 2017 Macon 'Walk To End Alzheimer's' event will be held this weekend.

The event is an annual nationwide event held in more than 600 communities.

When you participate in the walk, your fundraising dollars help change the level of Alzheimer's awareness in the community.

The event in Macon will be at Long Branch State Park starting at 9:30 a.m.

Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m.

Attendance is free, although it's encourage to donate for the cause.

"It's a really touching ceremony because you will see all these different people hold up their flowers, and it's interesting to see all the different ways people are affected," said walk specialist Paige Ondr. "Even the people that aren't personally affected are just there to show their support, so it makes a sense of community around this disease. It makes you feel alone a lot of times when you're going through it. A challenging disease changes every day, so it's good to know that other people in the community are facing this."

Macon's goal is to raise $15,000. Currently, they have raised more than $12,500.

If you are interested in just donating to the cause, you can donate online here.

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