Saturday, August 28, 2010

Tulsa Memory Walk

Today was a perfect day for the Tulsa Memory Walk, held to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. From a participant point of view, it went off without a hitch. I'm sure the organizers could argue that point, but these people really did a great job. The volunteers were friendly and helpful, and exhibitors provided pertinent information. There were bagels, donuts, coffee, fruit and, of course, lots of water available, as well as hydration stations for the dogs that participated, and music to keep everyone entertained until the walk actually began. When it was time to make the three mile trek, a local high school drum corps led the way. Toward the end of the walk, some Tulsa Firefighters were on hand to spray water on laughing, squealing kiddos of all ages. It was a fun, well organized event, and best of all, a lot of money was raised for a great cause.
In an earlier post, I told you about my friend whose mother was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's. This is my friend with her sweet little boy. He enjoyed pointing out all the puppies he saw along the way.
It was a great Saturday morning walk.


  1. Wow, that looks like a wonderful turn out!

  2. It looks like a well-attended event. What a great way to get exercise and support a worthy cause.

    Your friend's little guy is a doll.

  3. Thank you for your participation in this great event. Hopefully progress will be made in the diagnosis and treatment of this devastating disease. You have certainly helped with the attention this event has brought to your community. (and to our writing community!)

  4. My Grandmother has Alzheimer's I wish i would have known about this walk ahead of time i would have been there walking in her honor...Looks like a great turnout and lots of fun for a great cause

  5. Wow, what a great turnout. Thanks for participating, and for helping raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's.