P.A. Peterson Center Hosts Alzheimer's Awareness Day

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- There are more than 50 million people in the United States living with Alzheimer's and a local health center is out to make sure we are aware of the disease.

From sunrise to sunset today staff at P.A. Peterson Center for Health held hourly activities to raise awareness for Alzheimer's. A purple bracelet chain decorated the lobby with each chain representing a dollar donation or more. Organizer Lori Fernando tell us why this cause is so dear to her heart.

"We do have a memory car unit here and we are very passionate on bringing that awareness that there are those types of needs in our community." Fernando said.

If you want to help out The Walk to End Alzheimer's is September 21st in Loves Park.

www.alz.org/illinois
815-977-9125


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