Omaha, Nebraska 2021-10-17 17:28:58 –
Papillion, Nevada (KMTV) —The Alzheimer’s Association reports that more than 6 million Americans live with the disease. The Prairie Queen Recreation Area in Sarpy County has attracted hundreds of people to raise money and awareness for the Nebraska Chapter’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease.”
Among those affected by the disease are Walk Chairman Joe Payne.
“I actually have a family of four with some type of cognitive impairment in the Alzheimer’s range: my mother, my brother, my sister-in-law, and my brother-in-law,” Pain said.
Payne sees his family enduring all sorts of progress.
“It’s very fast and it’s not easy. It’s slowly lost over time,” says Payne.
It’s hard for him to see his loved ones unaware of who is looking back at them.
“You can see them there and something is happening, but they can’t put it into words,” Payne said.
Walk manager John Day aims to condemn the debate about the disease.
“For this reason, if we can get people to talk more about it and let people know about it, they can help them find their way, knowing that the Alzheimer’s Association is in Omaha and Nebraska. I think we can, “said Day.
According to Day, their goal is to raise $ 52,000 from the event. But for Pain, this represents more than dollars and cents — it represents an opportunity for everyone to make the world a little easier.
“The emotional and financial sacrifices it makes for all of us will be useful everywhere,” Pain said.
3 NewsNow sponsored the event. For more information Walk until you exit the Alzheimer’s disease website.
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