MIDLAND, Texas (Big 2/Fox 24) – With the pandemic still looming, the Permian Basin Walk to End Alzheimer’s went virtual this year, but still had physical locations in Midland and Odessa for their Promise Gardens, with flowers representing lost loved ones.
Now more than ever the pandemic has put us in a little bit of a different situation. There’s so many people that are suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia over 500 million people in the US are living with the disease. This is really a national health crisis and COVID has just added on to this crisis so it’s really important we have support and are able to raise money.Julie Gray, Manager for Permian Basin Walk to end Alzheimer’s
Their goal this year is still high – $125,000. People were asked to still wear purple and walk, while taking pictures and videos and uploading to social medias with the hashtags #ENDALZ and #WALK2ENDALZ
The money we raise is critical to advancing a world with no Alzheimer’s or dementia. We use that money to research we actually have some research projects going on locally right here in West Texas … We also offer numerous care and support options … the money we raise like I said is critical to advancing our mission of a world without Alzheimer’s or dementia.Julie Gray, Manager for Permian Basin Walk to end Alzheimer’s