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Updated: 10/17/2013 08:00:02AM

Walk To End Alzheimer’s

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JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Winner of three awards was Comfort Keepers In-Home Care Agency. A plaque was presented for the 3,000 step sponsorship, the top fundraising team and the top fundraising participant. Team members are pictured at a display table at the start of the march.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Penny Kocarek (at right), an Alzheimer’s disease Advocate, sported purple hair for the event along with the signature purple T-shirt worn by staff and event attendees.

JOURNAL PHOTO BY SHARON WEATHERHEAD


Purple was the color of the day at the downtown circle in Sebring for a Walk To End Alzheimer's held Saturday.

By SHARON WEATHERHEAD

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The color purple has many meanings: royalty, mystery, wisdom and spirituality. It is said to stimulate the imagination and inspire high ideals. The Alzheimer’s Association uses the color purple in its literature and at its events. It seems appropriate as the people who are afflicted with disease should be treated like royalty.

Alzheimer’s is a mystery and wisdom is needed to help find a cure. But walk organizers say we also need to address the concept of spiritualty and stimulate the imagination of the loved one’s suffering along with them, hoping one day they will actually be able to celebrate a cure.

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