The Dubuque chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association hosts their fourth annualmemory walk today to raise money for the disease that strikes 66-thousandIowans. Sister Michelle Nemmers coordinates the walk that raised 50-thousanddollars for Alzheimers last year.Alzheimer’s costs families about 36-thousand dollars a year, and isn’tcovered by insurance. Sister Nemmers says about 500 walkers make adifference for those families.The Iowa chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association hosts walks on other datesall over the state in cities like Davenport, Muscatine, Clinton, andBurlington. Sister Nemmers says the money raised helps families all yearlong.If you wish to get involved, the four-mile Dubuque walk starts at nine thismorning at Louis Murphy Park off highway 61, or you can contact your nearestAlzheimer’s Association chapter.
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