Walking to End Alzheimer’s

MOOSIC -- People raising money for a cure for Alzheimer's turned out in Lackawanna County on Saturday.

Hundreds packed PNC Field in Moosic for the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

For many who have a loved one battling Alzheimer's, the event held extra meaning.

"I lost my mother about a year ago to Alzheimer's. It's very important for me. I feel like I'm giving back, and it's nice to be with other people that are experiencing the similar horror of the disease," said Sharon Biehner of Wilkes-Barre.

Newswatch 16's Dave Bohman emceed the event, telling the crowd that people here in Lackawanna County raised $120,000 toward a cure.

3 comments

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  • El Ma

    Alzheimer’s Disease is a terrible and dreadful condition in any of its forms. The problem with this is that there are things that should be banned from public consumption and use that directly contribute (if not, cause) Alzheimer’s and they aren’t.

    Of the $120K that was raised, I would be very interested to know how much was spent on advertising, t-shirts, signs, ribbons, sports drinks, pinwheels, etc., and how much will actually be going towards research.

    • warningfakenews

      Salaries, desks, office supplies, office parties, company cars, expense accounts….

      It’s unfortunate that in most cases throwing money at a problem via a large charity usually only guarantees that the charity will live on forever… off the top of your head, how many diseases we’ve taken this approach to “finding a cure” have we actually found a cure for by attacking it through funding large organizations?

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