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10/17/10 — Families walk to break Alzheimer's cruel grip

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Families walk to break Alzheimer's cruel grip

By Steve Herring
Published in News on October 17, 2010 1:50 AM

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Close to 400 people participated in Saturday's Neuse Regional Alzheimer's Walk at Wayne Community College. The theme for the walk was "Remember When the 1920s, '30s and '40s." The Starlight Dance Band provided music and people were dressed as Rosie the Riveter, 1920s flappers and characters from "The Wizard of Oz."

Michelle Giles paused and wiped away the tears as she thought about her mother, the late Sara Giles, prior to the start of the Neuse Regional Alzheimer's Walk. On the stage in front of her, officials with Alzheimer's North...

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