Walk to End Alzheimer’s brings community together

Hundreds of South Central Kentuckians came together for a great cause in Downtown Bowling Green over the weekend.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosted its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Circus Square Park on Saturday morning. This year’s walk featured 72 teams and a total of 786 participants coming together to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This year’s leading fundraising team and participant is Stan Markham of Long Term Care Insurance. Markham, who also serves on the committee for the Alzheimer’s Association and is in the Grand Champions Club, credits his clients and their personal experiences with the disease as the driving force behind his fundraising efforts.

"They have given over the years $70,000. All of the years put together and I think it’s $7,600 this year. So, I want to shout out to them. They’re the ones that give the money. I just show up and walk around," said Markham.

To date, over $83,000 have been raised and you still have time to get involved! Donations for the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year. To get involved, visit act.alz.org.