Memory Walk 2009 this Saturday at Des Moines Water Works Park

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts

This year, 2009, will mark the third year I've had the honor to volunteer to assist in the Memory Walk sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association-Greater Iowa chapter. Alzheimer's affect so many people which makes this a very important event. Just today I had a client in my office whom I invited to participate in the walk. He had to decline because the very same day, he would be attending his grandmothers funeral who was coincidentally, an Alzheimer's sufferer for many years.

The walk will commence at Des Moines Water Works Park.  Walkers may enter the park by taking Park Ave south to Valley Dr. and by entering the south exit appx. 1 mile off Park, across from the Racoon Valley soccer fields. You will then go left appx. 1 mile more. The way should be clearly marked.

This year's 2009 Memory Walk is sponsored by Care Initiatives. All Memory Walk donations benefit the Alzheimer's Association, the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. The walk begins Saturday, September 26, 2009 - 8:00 AM Registration Starts, 9:00 AM Opening Ceremony, 9:30 AM Walk Begins, Vendor booths open and activities continue until 11:00 AM.

You can register yourself or a team by clicking on this link, 2009 Memory Walk, or by just showing up! Last year Alzeimer's.org was able to raise $584,000 nationally through its Memory Walk initiatives. If you have the time and are able we'd love to see you there on Saturday!

 

 

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Contact Matt Grohe Realtor® RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts - 3125 Douglas Ave #205 Douglas Ave. Des Moines, IA , or call 515-988-3726 to list your property for sale or to purchase a property in Des Moines, West Des Moines, Windsor Heights, Clive, Johnston, Urbandale, Ankeny, Waukee, Norwalk, Carlisle or surrounding areas.

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Ray Nellum
Envision Real Estate Group, LLC. - Fort Smith, AR
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Matt, I'm so glad to read so many positive posts lately.  It's good to see people still have an open heart to go out and help others during our difficult economic times.  I hope the turn out is overwhelming.

Sep 23, 2009 08:23 AM #1
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Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts - Des Moines, IA
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Ray; Thanks for the comments. Turn out was over 800 today even though we had a big rain early this morning. Looking forward to the NAMI walk next weekend in the same place.

Sep 26, 2009 05:00 PM #2
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Matt Grohe
RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts - Des Moines, IA
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Here is the final reporting for the 2009 Des Moines Memory Walk:

Top Corporate Fundraising Team is Pioneer

Top Friends & Family Fundraising Team is Fight to Remember

Team Spirit Award Winner is Perry's Lucky Charms

Top Individual Fundraiser is Tom Cross

Total Raised is $137,252.14 (breakdown $87,127 fundraising and $50,125 sponsorships)

Total Registered Participants 801

Total People at Memory Walk (including walkers, volunteers and vendors) 855

Total Registered Teams 124

Nov 30, 2009 12:05 AM #3
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