First Annual Davis County Alzheimer's Walk

setting up for the Davis County Alzheimer's Walk on Saturday

Saturday afternoon was the first annual â??Davis County Alzheimerâ??s Walkâ?? in Bloomfield. The walk raised funds for the National Alzheimerâ??s Association.The walk was a one mile loop beginning and ending at the Mulberry Place Retirement Living Apartments.

Organizers of the walk said they participated in the â??Walk to End Alzheimerâ??sâ?? in Ottumwa last year and decided they wanted to have their own event closer to home this year.

â??Here at the care center we do have a number of Alzheimerâ??s patients so it is something important to us and I think most people can say they know somebody that has it or is affected by it. So it's something that we would like to find a cure for and this is one small way that we can help do that,â?? said Val Lubben, event organizer.

Live music was also played during the event. Country music artist Jake McVey graced the stage and performed his hit songs.

McVey is a native of Iowa and takes a great interest in participating in charity events.

â??Pretty much I got a phone call saying â??can you help outâ?? and I said â??Iâ??m a guy of charity so anything I can do to help out, absolutely,â??â?? said McVey.

Lubben said she doesnâ??t know how much funds were raised yet from this event, but she is happy with the turnout of the first annual â??Davis County Alzheimerâ??s Walk.â??