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On Saturday, November 4 pumpkins flew through the air at the annual Great Bloomington Pumpkin Launch.
The Walk to End Alzheimer’s commenced after a short opening ceremony. Representatives from the National Organization came to personally thank those who dedicated their time to support the fight against Alzheimer’s.
Participants are encouraged to add the reason why they support the cause. Many write names of loved ones they’ve lost.
A volunteer shows off the official t-shirt of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Participants who donate or raise $100 or more get one of these shirts.
An elderly woman raises her blue flower to indicate that she has Alzheimer’s.
Participants of all ages raise their pinwheel flowers to show unity.
Jill’s House Assisted Living is a national sponsor of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. These participants are on the Jill’s House Heroes team.
Members of Sigma Kappa sorority keep out of the ninety degree heat by sitting in the shade of a massive tree before the walk begins. Sigma Kappa raised over $14,000 for this event.
A sea of people start making their way around Bryan Park.
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon pause their walk to pose for a photo. Mrs. Gordon proudly raises her yellow flower to indicate that she is Mr. Gordon’s caretaker.
Participants near the end of the mile walk around Bryan Park. Cheerleaders from the local high school provide encouragement.
A woman and her mother rest after completing the walk. Cold water bottles and snacks were provided at Woodlawn shelter.