Letter: Join the Mid-Coast Memory Walk

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Please put Saturday, Sept. 26 on your calendar – take a nice three-mile walk from the Topsham Town Hall to Bowdoin College and back to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and we walk at 9 a.m. Over 150 walkers are expected for this annual event and we are pleased to have Rep. Kerri Prescott as our honorary chairwoman and leader of the walk. If you can’t walk, students at Mt. Ararat High School will walk for you; call the school for more information.

My personal involvement with this effort began three years ago after the death of my beloved godfather, Uncle Mike, to the disease. Next Saturday I will walk for him and for someone I have never met, named Mo. For me, this year, the walk will be the culmination of six months of work, chairing the planning committee for the Southern Mid-Coast Memory Walk. I want to thank all of those who have helped with this effort and I welcome the involvement of everyone in our community on Sept. 26. You can register for the walk at the Topsham Town Hall that morning or visit alz.org, click on Memory Walk, enter 04011 to find our walk, join one of the 15 teams listed or start your own.

I know that this is but one of many walks held each year to support very important causes. They are all important.

Have a dog to walk? They are welcome if on a leash!

Kathy Billings