LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Hundreds of people took part in the Lufkin Walk to End Alzheimer's event Saturday.
Michael Molina, the regional outreach coordinator for the Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, said the 360 walkers gathered at First Baptist Church before they walked through downtown Lufkin.
"The Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association would like to thank all of its partners that made the walk possible," Molina said.
Molina thanked the Lufkin Police Department, Chick-Fil-A, Lufkin Coca-Cola, and Americare EMS for help ensuring the safety of the walkers, donated food and drinks, and free on-call ambulance and first-aid service.
In addition, Molina thanked the First Baptist Church of Lufkin for the use of its facilities, coolers, ice tables, chairs. He said the church also provided a group of volunteers from its youth group and its adult members.
"Thank you to the many volunteers that helped make the Lufkin Walk to End Alzheimer's a success," Molina said.
In all, 58 teams and 360 walkers raised more than $34,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
"Due to your efforts, we are closer to eliminating Alzheimer's disease, the 6th leading cause of death, and we are better able to provide and enhance the care and support of those affected," Molina said.
You can still help by participating in one of the Alzheimer's Association's other East Texas walks. For more information go to www.alztex.org/walk or call (936) 632-9930.
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