Mercy Fort Scott Home Health and Hospice co-workers participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, June 10 in Pittsburg, Kansas.
Co-workers from Mercy joined hundreds of others in Lincoln Park Center for the event.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s brought together those who suffer from Alzheimer’s as well as the caregivers for individuals with the disease. Families that have lost loved ones from Alzheimer’s were also in attendance.
According to the event website, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research. Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to unite and bring awareness to this debilitating disease.
Flowers were given to individuals to signify their connection to the disease: blue flowers were given to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s; yellow flowers were carried by those who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s; purple was given to individuals who have lost loved ones the disease; and orange flowers represented those who were dedicated to fighting Alzheimer’s.
So far the community has raised over $28,000 toward the goal of $35,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Donations can be made by calling 913-831-3888.