On Sunday, May 2, the Cheshire High School club Remember Me held a very special event. The Walk for Alzheimers attracted a big crowd of participants on the Linear Trail, all in the name of raising awareness about the disease and funds to aid in finding a cure. Organizers included Paige Gumpert, president and founder, as well as Hannah Krutz, vice president, and Lauren Molnar, secretary. “I started this club for my grandfather, who struggled with a type of dementia called Expressive Aphasia, which later progressed into Alzheimer’s disease,” explained Gumpert. “I still remember the day that my ‘pop pop’ didn’t know who I was. I have seen what kind of pain and loss this disease causes for the person with it, and the family. This disease is unforgiving and ruthless.”
“As I talked with friends and family,” continued Gumpert, “I realized many families were impacted by this terrible disease. Hopefully, we can help bring attention to Alzheimer’s disease and research will lead to a cure so our loved ones are not robbed of their memories and identities.”
In total, the event helped raise $600 for Alzheimer’s research.