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Hays holds Walk to End Alzheimer's event

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On Oct. 20, 75 plus participants showed up at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays, Kan., raising over $9,000 for the 2012 Walk to End Alzheimer's season. Walkers could choose whether they wanted to walk inside or enjoy the beauty outside. After registration, the open ceremony began with Randy Clinkscales sharing the importance of getting information on Alzheimer's out to everyone. Jude Scheck, local support group coordinator, welcomed everyone and encouraged those that need assistance to reach out to the support group and respite grants that are available. Carolyn Insley, nursing instructor at FHSU introduced the nursing students that have helped with public presentations and set-up for the local walk.

Those students represented were: Suzanna Mayhew, Caleb Metzler, Kacy Hale, Jennifer Buchwalter, and Jessica Hertel. The walk would not be the walk without the help of the 2012 Hays Walk Committee: Josh Clinkscales, Jean Johnson, Kathy Moravak, Randy Clinkscales, Carolyn Insley and photographer Andrea Clinkscales. Jan Evans, outreach coordinator from the Alzheimer's Association, expressed that she was so touched to see the turnout of people and the willingness of the community to rally for this importance cause.

Red Hot team took home the first place team award, and first place individual went to Jenny Dixon with her raising $1,055. Promise Garden flowers were planted in recognition of those affected by Alzheimer's. The sponsors of the 2012 Hays Walk to End Alzheimer's were: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, Hays Medical Center, U-Save Pharmacy, Clinkscales Elder Law Practice, P.A., and Eagle Communications. A big thank you goes out to all who made this a very successful walk.

Date: 12/03/2012



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