September 25, 2022
Keelyn Berger (from right) and Kensley Berger, both 10, sit with other children, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at the Alzheimerâ€™s Associationâ€™s 2022 Walk to End Alzheimerâ€™s - Arkansas River Valley event on the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith campus in Fort Smith. The annual fundraiser is one of five walks this fall taking place across the state and one of 600 across the country. Carly Dethlefs, walk director for the Alzheimerâ€™s Association, said donors in the River Valley exceeded this yearâ€™s goal of $70,000, the money from which will go towards research and support in fighting the disease which causes dementia in an estimated 6 million Americans, including 60,000 in Arkansas. More information is available at alz.org/arkansas. Visit nwaonline.com/220925Daily/ for today's photo gallery.
(NWA Democrat-Gazette/Hank Layton)