A Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Deb Moldaschel
Ready to start the Walk to End Alzheimer's are Sleepy Eye Care Center staff members, Jenny Fulmer and her daughters (left) and Jill Krenz and her son.

A team from the Sleepy Eye Care Center normally walks in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s of the Greater Mankato Area. This year, due to COVID-19, the event was different.

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s was everywhere, including in Sleepy Eye. A team from the Sleepy Eye Care Center gathered, wearing their purple to show support of the cause, and held their own walk in Sleepy Eye.

“The goal is a world without Alzheimer’s and other dementia that rob people of precious memories,” said Denise Lienig, Life Enrichment Director at SECC. “This year we raised $415.25 through the sale of t-shirts, staff playing Bingo for a Cause, paying to be able to wear jeans at work, and Donations in Honor or Memory of a Loved One.”

Lienig said there is still time to make a donation to the cause. Donations may be sent to: Sleepy Eye Care Center, Attention Denise Lienig, 1105 3rd Avenue SW, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085.