Those Walking In Spencer Walk To End Alzheimer’s Will Walk In Small Groups

Spencer, Iowa — Every year, there is a walk for Alzheimer’s awareness in Spencer — and it’s a fundraiser for the Iowa Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Of course, this year we can’t get big groups of people together, but that doesn’t mean there will be no walking.

A spokeswoman for the Alzheimer’s Association’s Iowa Chapter — Lauren Livingston — tells us more.

(as said:) “Instead of gathering in a large group in Spencer this year, we are encouraging everyone in the Spencer and Iowa Lakes area to get out and walk all across their communities and their neighborhoods… sidewalks, tracks, and trails with small groups. So with their, you know, few family and friends and but still get out there and walk and wear your purple and hold your flags high and still spread that awareness and raise the money for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.”

She tells us about the fundraising aspect of the “Walk To End Alzheimer’s.”

(as said:) “You can register your team and donate or ask people to donate to your team by going to, or you can just go to and find the Spencer walk and start your team. But yeah, definitely we need those donations to fund that research to find a cure and to help support those caregivers and individuals living with the disease and you can set up a fund raiser on Facebook. It’s super easy. There’s a lot of ways to fundraise on even in this virtual world we’re living in.”

That link again is She says if you’re not a walker and no one has asked you to donate, you can still donate online at that same address.

Livingston gives us some facts about Alzheimer’s.

(as said:) “Sixty-six Thousand Iowans have been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia. And on top of that, there’s a hundred thirty-six thousand caregivers that could be family members or the people taking care of the individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia in Iowa. So it’s a huge-reaching disease, you know with the individuals and their families and you know, we’re working every day to find that cure and to find, you know, better ways for it to be treated. So people aren’t losing their loved ones even before they’re gone.”

For more information, click the link above.