Families, supporters and caregivers of those who suffer from Alzheimer's gathered at Homer-Stryker field to aid in the fight against the debilitating disease.

Photo: Bobby Guy
Photo: Bobby Guy

Kalamazoo's Country was again proud to partner with the Alzheimer's Association and be a part of the 2016 Kalamazoo Walk to End Alzheimer's, held on Sunday, September 18.

Moving closer to a vision of a world without Alzheimer's was the goal of the event as caregivers, sponsors, supporters and family members gathered to support each other.

Keynote speaker Roger Harris shared tender stories of his wife Stephanie who succumbed to Alzheimer's in 2009 before he introduced the top fundraiser; their son Adam.

Purple, the color designated to raise Alzheimer's awareness was everywhere at Homer-Stryker field and the 'Promise Garden' was brightened by 4 specially colored flowers:

  • Orange- support for the vision of a world without Alzheimer's
  • Purple- lost a loved one to Alzheimer's
  • Yellow- supporting or caring for a loved one with the diesase
  • Blue- Alzheimer's patient

Take a look for yourself at the gallery of photos from the event. tag your friends and be sure to mark your calendars for the 2017 event.

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