The Brooks-TLC team joined 400 other walkers at The Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Point Gratiot Park on Saturday, September 21 for a 2-mile trek in memory of or in recognition of loved ones suffering with the degenerative brain disease. Alzheimer's is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other cognitive abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life.
Team co-captains Michele Hallmark and Janis Szot helped raise almost $650 to create awareness and raise funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. “We had entire families sign up to walk for our team,” shared Janis. She added “We wanted to help create memories for the young ones – pleasant family memories that will hopefully last them and others in their generation, a full lifetime”. Michelle added, “I told my grandchildren we were walking for Grandpa Darwin. I asked if they remembered him, and one of the little guys replied ‘He was tall.’ ” A fine memory indeed.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Brooks-TLC is committed to engaging with the community we serve and regularly support educational, awareness, and fundraising events in northern Chautauqua County. For more information about the hospital’s outreach programs, visit https://www.brookshospital.org/community-health.html.