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South Central Illinois Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Saturday morning   

South Central Illinois Walk to End Alzheimer’s set for Saturday morning   

The crowd at last year’s South Central Illinois Walk to End Alzheimer’s Walk at Kaskaskia College.

The South Central Illinois Walk to End Alzheimer’s will have a different look this year as much of the program is being held virtually because of concerns of being able to safely do a large event all in one place.

Walk Coordinator Tina Henson runs through the activities.

“We are encouraging you to watch the online opening ceremonies online on your computer at nine am.  Then take a walk in your own community with a group of family and friends.  Then we will have a drive-by promise garden that will be in the downtown Carillon Park in Centralia,” explained Henson.

The Carillon will also play a concert of special music between ten and noon.  You are invited to bring a lawn chair to listen to the music.

Henson says they hope to be able to raise as much money even though the walk is virtual this year.

“Our goal is $60,000.  That is what we raised last year so we stayed on track with our goal from last year.  This year we are at $25,000 before the event,” said Henson.

You can watch the virtual portion of the events beginning at nine Saturday morning by following this link to the Alzheimer’s Association website.