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Walk to End Alzheimer's set Aug. 26

Kim Isaac's knows first-hand how Alzheimer's can affect a family.

Her father, who passed away in July 2011, suffered from the disease. Although her father lived in Virginia, Isaac said she still misses him every day.

Her Alzheimer's team, Kula Memory Keepers, has participated in the Southwest Oklahoma Alzheimer's Walk for three years.

"I think the most important point for participating or donating is just to bring awareness to the need to find some way to slow this down, some way to cure this," Isaac said. "I think we can use our participation to get the dialog going on this disease."

This year's Southwest Oklahoma Walk to End Alzheimer's is scheduled Aug. 26 in Elmer Thomas Park. Registrations are being taken now at alz.org/walk and registration is free.

"Those who have not already registered online may register at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the walk," said Paula Huckabaa, community engagement manager for the Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma Chapter. "The party starts at 7:30 a.m. That is when people can come and turn in their money from fundraising. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. with the walk immediately following. The ceremony is about 20 minutes long. The walk is 1.5 miles. It's one lap around Elmer Thomas Park."

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