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Alzheimer’s group to benefit from run-walk event in La Salle

Posted by wlpo on August 8, 2013

A run and walk later this month in La Salle will be raising money to help people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their caregivers.  And this year the money will stay local.

          It’s not the first year for the Boo Milby Memory Run and fun walk in La Salle but it’s the first time the proceeds will go to the Illinois Valley Alzheimer’s Group, an organization that’s trying to bring support and programs to the Illinois Valley.

          Peg Gonet and Joanne Milby are the women behind it.  They lost their husbands to Alzheimer’s Disease.  They say it’s important for caregivers to have somewhere to turn.

          Their support group, Caring Friends meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 6pm at the American Red Cross building in Peru.  They’re sponsoring a program about veteran’s benefits on September 11.

          The annual run – walk is Saturday, August 17.  It begins at Northwest School in La Salle.  You can learn more about the group by listening to an interview that’s available at the WLPO AM and FM news page.

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