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Alzheimer's Association raises $7,000 locally

Members of the Alzheimer's Association Augusta Regional Office are pleased with the outcome of their recent fundraiser in Thomson. The Association held a Memory Walk on Saturday, Oct. 22 at First Baptist Church of Thomson and a steak dinner and auction on Thursday, Oct. 27 at The Depot.

"We deeply appreciate the support of the Thomson Community," said Camille Ruddick, a Thomson volunteer for the Alzheimer's Association. "It was a wonderful experience."

The two events brought in $7,000. The Alzheimer's Association Augusta Regional Office serves the Central Savannah River Area including McDuffie County, and offers programs and services such as a 24-hour information and referral helpline, community support groups, counseling, education, and assistance.

"Alzheimer's is a heinous disease that affects not just the patient, but deeply affects the family," said Mrs. Ruddick, whose mother was diagnosed with the disease in 1993.

For more information, contact the Augusta regional office at 1-800-272-3900.



Web posted on Thursday, November 10, 2005











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