Alzheimer fundraiser helps bring awareness - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Alzheimer fundraiser helps bring awareness

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:38:04 GMT
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
  • Westtown Library new hours start Monday

    Westtown Library new hours start Monday

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:48:30 GMT
    An Albany library that reopened earlier this year due to budget cuts will start its new extended hours Monday morning.More >>
    An Albany library that reopened earlier this year due to budget cuts will start its new extended hours Monday morning.More >>
  • How to beat the heat

    How to beat the heat

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-27 21:43:30 GMT
    Michelle DoyleMichelle Doyle
    If you’re out and about today make sure you stay hydrated. Temperatures will feel much warmer than they really are. It's the hottest day of summer and South Georgians are beating the heat by staying cool at Turtle Park. More >>
    If you’re out and about today make sure you stay hydrated. Temperatures will feel much warmer than they really are. It's the hottest day of summer and South Georgians are beating the heat by staying cool at Turtle Park. More >>

September 22, 2007

Albany -- Several gather at a South Albany church to raise money and bring awareness to a disease that affects many.

The Alzheimer's Awareness Benefit was held at the Greater Pine Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Saturday night.

Gospel singing, skits and poetry were all performed at the event.

They hope the fundraiser will help further educate the public about this illness.

"Its something now that we are finding, more and more that the awareness is getting out there. And this isn't just some crazy person's disease, but actually it is a disease that needs to be cured," Development Director of the Alzheimer Association, Dan Phillips said.

The program was also a special tribute for Doretha Livington who died this past June from the disease.

All the proceeds will go toward the Alzheimer Memory Walk.

feedback: news@walb.com?Subject=AlzheimerFundraiser/DR