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October 5, 2002

Albany- South Georgians are not walking just for exercise. They are walking to raise money for families whose loved ones have been diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease.

Alzheimers Disease has gained national attention recently because former United States president, Ronald Reagan, is currently suffering with disease, and many South Georgians say it hits close to home.

Many family members who give their loved ones care say they are often forgotten, and their lives are also no longer the same.

Area companies, such as Merck, created teams to help walk and raise money for the cause because they say its their social responsibility. Event coordinators say this walk continues to change lives each year, as people come together for a great cause hoping that one day a cure will be found.

Posted at 5:15PM by Jocelyn.Maner@walb.com