Hundreds take part in annual Alzheimer’s walk
Monday, September 17, 2012
Olivia Bahr, 10, had a motivation similar to many the other 350 or so people who showed up at the Missouri Capitol on Sunday for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s: A personal connection.
Olivia’s great grandfather has been stricken with the disease, known primarily for its ravaging effect on memory but which also is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death.
“I know the effect it has on families,” she said. The California girl formed a five-member team and raised $145 for the walk.
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