Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Key Club volunteers at the Alzheimer’s walk

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Lydia Holterman

Ella Sulwer helps at a booth

by Mackenzie Bufford, Staff Writer

On Aug. 25 the Key Club helped out with the Walk to End Alzheimer’s which was held at St. Charles Community College. Senior Sarah Frerker found out about it while at the Community College. She suggested the walk to the Key Club as a potential way they could help out in the community.

“Sarah Frerker is actually the one that found it because she’s a student at St. Charles Community College…the walk was held at the community college and she heard about it that way,” said Key Club Member Lydia Holterman.

There are multiple reasons as to why the Key Club helped with the walk. One reason being it’s a cause everyone can get behind and support, because there are many people within the school and community who have had someone they know affected by Alzheimer’s.

“I have always had family members who have been affected by it, and I think that’s probably the case for a lot of people since it’s really common. So I think it’s something important to pretty much everybody,” said Key Club Sponsor Emily Russell.

Another reason why the Key Club wanted to help with the Alzheimer’s walk was to be able to contribute to something that was outside of the school and in the community.

“We were just trying to help around the community and find things outside of the school to do and would impact other people,” said Key Club Member Georgia Kohr.

The Key Club did many things to help out with the walk; they helped register people, held up mile markers, gave out water and helped people write messages to loved ones.

“There’s volunteers that have to help work the walk, work the registration booth, [and] work water tables, so there’s a bunch for us to do there,” said Holterman.

We were just trying to help around the community and find things outside of the school to do and would impact other people.”

— Georgia Kohr

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