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Alzheimer's Walk is Sept. 21

This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's in New Richmond will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Deerfield, 1227 W. 8th St.

This year's goal is $33,392. Last year the local event raised close to $30,000, said walk chairwoman Jackie Waalen.

Participants may register online or onsite the day of the walk. Walk-in registration starts at 8:30 a.m., and the opening ceremony is at 9:30 a.m.

Donations may be made online, or individuals and families may register to raise money and walk.

Each adult who brings in $100 will receive a purple walk T-shirt. Youths can qualify for a T-shirt by raising $35.

Families, work groups and others are encouraged to register teams, which could be just one person or 30 people, Waalen said.

The Westfields Hospital team, of which Randy Calleja is a member, hopes to raise $1,500 to $1,800. They've held a car wash, served a meal for staff and held a meat raffle.

To register to participate or for more information about the New Richmond and other walks, go to Other area walks will be held the same day in Amery, Minneapolis and Red Wing, Minn. The Menomonie walk will be Sept. 28.

For more information, contact Waalen at 715-243-3912 or

Judy Wiff

Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.

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