PADD Walked to Help End Alzheimer's Disease

​The 2016 Pennyrile Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease was held Saturday, September 24th in Hopkinsville. Before the Walk there were information booths; testimonies from persons with Alzheimer’s, caregivers, and advocates; announcements for those raising the most money in the different team categories. 

The Pennyrile Area Development District’s Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living Division manned a booth and gave out information related specifically to care of persons with dementia as well as services in general for the elderly and/or disabled.

Several hundred people turned out on a warm morning and walked around the Justice Center and along a two mile path going through downtown Hopkinsville. The participants celebrated the efforts of all the caregivers and the people who raised funds. This year over $95,000 was presented to the Alzheimer’s Association for research to end Alzheimer’s. That was about $3000 over last year. The Pennyrile Walk has traditionally raised more funds per capita than most others in the nation.