They came in families.
They came by themselves.
They were elderly; they were young. They were husbands, wives, mothers, sons, friends and neighbors, and others who just care about the victims of a disease that robs a person of their identity, memory, and ultimately their life.
Among the many teams which walked Saturday, were 9 members of Mike Nuhfer Sr.’s family, plus two friends.
They came to honor those victims, but also fight Alzheimer's Disease.
Nearly 130 people participated in the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer's at Betts Memorial Park on Saturday. During an opening ceremony for the walk, many of them planted pin-wheel flowers in a "garden" at the park, the colors of the blossoms indicating whether the person walking was a victim themselves, a caregiver or a victim's survivor.