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Alzheimer fundraiser helps bring awareness

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.

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