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'Walk To End Alzheimer's' Set For Saturday

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Alzheimer's, an illness that slowly erodes memory, is the most expensive disease in America. A "Walk to End Alzheimer's" is set for Saturday in Wichita.

Breana Jones, Program Director for the Alzheimer's Association says the walk is a chance to support individuals living with this form of dementia and their families.

"There's going to be fun, games and we're going to have that two-mile walk," Jones says. "It's all to raise awareness and honor individuals that have this disease or that have had this disease and has passed away."

The walk will start at Wichita's Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, go through the Delano neighborhood along the Arkansas river and back to the stadium.

Free registration begins at 8:30 with the walk at 10 a.m. Donations will also be accepted.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

 
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Carla Eckels is Director of Cultural Diversity for News and Engagement at KMUW. She produces and hosts the R&B and gospel show Soulsations and brings stories of race and culture to The Range with the monthly segment In the Mix. Carla was inducted into The Kansas African American Museum's Trailblazers Hall of Fame in 2020 for her work in broadcast/journalism.