Peachtree City Alzheimer’s walk a great success

November 22, 2013 by  

Walkers in the 14th Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held in Peachtree City last month, raised a total of $167,341, with just under 1,000 people from all across the area taking part.

The money was raised by various methods. Including sponsorship organised by the walkers themselves, personal sponsorships and other donations, it brings the total fund raised by the campaign to just under $2.5m since it was first started.

The annual event puts forward all donations raised by entrants to the Georgia Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association

Offering an extensive number of services and programs to help families and individuals, the association helps people in Georgia cope with the debilitating condition of Alzheimer’s. Its role in local society also extends to other related dementias and diseases.

As well as folks from Peachtree City taking to the streets for the fundraiser, there were people from Clayton, Meriwether, Fayette, South Fulton, Spalding, and Henry participating. Amid much banner printing examples throughout the route, everyone seemed to enjoy the time.

Plenty of effort was clearly put into raising cash too, as well as pounding the streets to ensure they could act on the financial commitments made by their sponsors.

One team, John’s Angels, most particularly strode the extra mile. Made up of three members from the Metro Atlanta region, the team raised over $12,000. Of this impressive figure, Lynnette Smith was solely responsible for raising $10,830 and was therefore made Team Captain in honor of her work.