The Annual Charleston-Mattoon Walk to End Alzheimer’s is set for Saturday, September 24th beginning at 8:30 AM at the Roundhouse Complex in Mattoon. The walk annually raise funds for care, support, and research efforts for those with the disease. Last year, participants in the two mile walk raised over $46,000.
According to Maggie Schnittker, the event is organized by the Alzheimer’s Association who provides care and advocacy for those suffering from the disease.
“This event benefits everyone in the family whose affected by this [Alzheimer’s], said Schnittker. “It benefits the care-givers, the person themselves and anyone that wants to know more about it, because it is kind of an all around tragedy when it happens and the care-givers are affects just as much as the person with it and we want to support everyone.”
It’s free to participate in the event and people can enter as either individuals or teams. Teams are encouraged to raise money to support the event, any teams that raise over $100 will receive event tee-shirts.
You can learn more about the event here! You can also hear a full interview on the Walk here!