Wear purple: Grenada Gardens to host 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' next Saturday

Bill Choy
Siskiyou Daily News
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To help bring awareness of Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, Grenada Gardens Senior Living is hosting their first annual fundraiser to benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Saturday, Sept. 25.

The walk is scheduled from 11 a.m. to noon, beginning at Liquor Expo in Grenada. Walkers will make their way to Grenada Gardens, about 0.7 miles away. A shuttle bus will be provided to those that need a ride to the start of the event.  

It's free to participate in the walk, but donations are accepted. Registration is from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at Grenada Gardens, at 424 County Hwy A12.

After the walk, from noon to 1 p.m. Grenada Gardens will host a complimentary will be packaged lunch and raffle. Live entertainment from Jimmy Limo will last from 1 to 3 p.m.

Vendor and job fair booths will be set up from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as activities for kids, including a bounce house and scavenger hunt.

Grenada Gardens'  Marketing Manager Cathyann Wright said it is important to have an event like this in Siskiyou County to make more people aware of this devastating disease. Her hope is to have people of all ages come out for the walk wearing purple, the signature color of the American Alzheimer's Association, based in Chicago.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. According to the Alzheimer's Association, more than 6 million Americans of all ages have Alzheimers. 

“It’s a tough road no matter which way you look at it,” Wright said. Working at Grenada Gardens, Wright said she has seen first-hand the effects of this disease. "So many people are affected by it,” she said. 

Vendors and job fair participants are being sought until the end of the day Wednesday, Sept. 22.  For more information, contact Wright at 530-630-7100, or email her at cathy@grenadagardens.com.