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Texoma Walks to End Alzheimer's

Dozens gathered at Sikes Lake in an effort to raise awareness in the fight against Alzheimer's.
Dozens gathered at Sikes Lake in an effort to raise awareness in the fight against Alzheimer's.

The Walk to End Alzheimer's was held on Tuesday evening after being rescheduled due to rainy weather this past weekend.

Regional Director of the Alzheimer's Association Patty Taylor says the walk's goal is to raise funds for research and to support local services.

She says folks of all ages know now is the time to get in motion to fight this devastating diagnosis.

"This is a disease that we have to think about now because those kids who are walking today, if we don't do something about the disease, they will be caregivers for their parents and that's why it's all the more important we don't wait," Taylor says.

She says this year's fundraising goal was $55,000 but they expect to surpass that goal and bring in about $60,000.
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