Alzheimer's awareness walk

More than 500 participated in the 2018 Shoals Walk to End Alzheimer's held at McFarland Park in Florence. [FILE PHOTO]

FLORENCE — The first Shoals Walk to End Alzheimer's more than doubled the goal of organizers, taking in over $105,000.

Organizers had set a goal of $50,000, 36 teams and a total of 280 walkers for the 2018 event. A total of 61 teams and more than 500 people walked the route at McFarland Park.

That has motivated organizers to set higher goals for this year's event —$125,000, 47 teams and 291 walkers.

The event is set for Sept. 15 and again is at McFarland Park.

Registration starts at 12:30 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. ceremony and 2:30 p.m. walk, organizers said.

Anyone interested in participating may contact Jen Manning at 256-880-1575, Ext. 9786, send an email to jkmanning@alz.org, or register online at this link.

bernie.delinski@timesdaily.com or 256-740-5739. Twitter @TD_BDelinski

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