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Memory Walk draws sponsors in Thomasville

September 7, 2006

Thomasville-  The Alzheimer's Association kicked off its 8th annual Memory Walk Fundraising campaign in Thomasville. Thursday's luncheon hoped to rally sponsors to meet this year's $20,000 goal.

The walk will be held in October in memory of Dr. Jim Neill, a Thomasville doctor who diagnosed himself with the disease.

"The disease is almost an epidemic, now and there's no known cure, so we're trying to raise awareness as well as money for research and they tell us we're very close to a break through," said Betty Claire Neill, Alzheimer's widow.

Three walks will be held in south Georgia in Albany, Valdosta, and Thomasville. Over 160,000 people in Georgia are diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease.

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