Sep
09
ABC 25 Local Lifestyles – Walk To End Alzheimer’s


Ange: THIS COMING SATURDAY, YOU CAN ADD YOUR SUPPORT TO THE ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION IN DOWNTOWN EVANSVILLE. LISA SHAFER IS THE SPECIAL EVENTS MANAGER AND – – IS THE EVENT CHAIR. AND YOUR MC THIS YEAR WILL BE, RON RHODES! THUMBS UP AND GOOD WEATHER TOO. LET EVERYBODY KNOW ALL THE DETAILS. HOW CAN WE SIGN UP? EVERYONE CAN STILL REGISTER. WE ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO GO ONLINE AND FIND EVANSVILLE WALK AND GET REGISTERED TODAY. WE NEED MORE PARTICIPANTS AND EVERYONE TO JOIN IN.>>Ange: IT’S A BIG EVENT. AND I THINK POWERFUL. I THINK PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED WHEN THEY SEE THE PRODUCTION THAT GOES INTO THE PRERACE PERFORMANCE IF YOU WILL.>>THE HOME STRETCH. SO WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT IT.>>Ange: TELL EVERYBODY WHAT THE EXPERIENCE IS LIKE. THE PROMISE GARDEN CEREMONY IS VERY MEANINGFUL. EVERYONE GETS A FLOWER, SIGNIFYING WHAT THEIR CONNECTION TO THE CAUSE IS. THEN THERE’S A PART WHERE EVERYONE LIVES UP THERE FLOWER DURING THAT TIME. AND IT’S A VERY EMOTIONAL TIME. Ange: IT’S A MOMENT OF CONNECTION TO HOW ALZHEIMER’S TOUCHES EVERY FAMILY. SO MANY PEOPLE ARE DEFINITELY AFFECTED. Ange: CAN WE SIGN UP FOR EACH DAY? YOU CAN SIGN UP FOR EACH DAY, YOU CAN SIGN UP TODAY. Ange: YOU’RE ASKING PEOPLE TO RAISE MONEY ON TEAMS OR HOW WILL THIS GO? WE’RE ASKING TO RAISE MONEY THROUGH A FACEBOOK FUNDRAISER. WHEN YOU SIGN UP, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR PARTICIPATION CENTER SHARE YOUR FUNDRAISER THROUGH THERE. THAT’S THE BEST WAY TO DO IT. Ange: LET’S TALK ABOUT THE FUNDS. DO THE FUNDS STAY HERE FOR THIS RACE? WE DO RESEARCH, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. ALL OF THAT IN THIS AREA AND ACROSS THE STAY WITH US TOO. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO GET SIGNED UP. FACEBOOK FUNDRAISING IS SO EASY AND THERE ARE SO MANY OTHER IDEAS PEOPLE HAVE DONE ALONG THE WAY TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS. WE BASICALLY ENCOURAGE ANYBODY TO DO ANY KIND OF CREATIVE FUNDRAISER THEY CAN COME UP WITH. Ange: AND IT’S REALLY EASY TO DO. WAS IT LAST YEAR THAT THE STARTING LINE DEFLATED? YES. [LAUGHTER] IT WAS DEFLATING IN THAT PHOTO ACTUALLY. [LAUGHTER] Ange: IT DIDN’T STOP US THOUGH. HOPEFULLY WE WON’T HAVE ISSUES WITH IT THIS YEAR. Ange: THOSE ARE THE PARTICULARS SO YOU CAN BRING YOUR FAMILY. SO ANYBODY CAN DO IT NO MATTER WHAT YOUR PHYSICAL ABILITY IS. WE ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY TO JOIN US. ON THE RIVER. RON RHODES WILL BE THERE. LET’S CHECK IN WITH RON RHODES AS A MATTER OF FACT. I’LL BE BACK WITH THE