Minot Walk to End Alzheimer’s half way to goal

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are 30,000 people across North Dakota who are caregivers to people with Alzheimer’s or dementia.

One of those caretakers is Les Anderson.
Anderson’s wife Debbie was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s three years ago, and it was something Les never expected to endure.

“You need a lot of support,” he said. “You need support from family, from friends, you need support from the community.”

That’s one reason he chooses to walk, to give and get support from people with similar circumstances.
More than 5,000,000 Americans are living with the disease, and as many as 16 million will have it by 2050.
That’s why people like Anderson want to raise money and awareness for a cause that has affected his family and so many more.

“If you come to the walk on Saturday, you’re going to see a lot of flowers, different flowers that all signify a different stage in this disease. The one flower that we don’t have is the white flower. The white flower signifies is the first survivor.”

“So what do you hope to see in the future,” we asked Anderson, “more white flowers?”
“Just one,” Anderson replied.

The walk starts at 10am Saturday, August 25.
Get there at 9am to register or click here to register online before noon on Friday, August 24.

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