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And the winners are … Elizabeth Upright, 11, and Alex Upright, 14, from Oakton. First to return through the balloon arches, the sister and brother admitted they ran more than they walked, but they wanted to be in first to watch the others arrive. The Uprights were there with family to honor their great grandmother. “We have good memories of her,” said Elizabeth.

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Walking to End Alzheimer’s

Reston Town Center Walk draws 1,200-plus participants.

Reston Town Center looked like it was being wrapped in a rainbow as the 1,200-plus participants in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s wound their way through the streets, dressed in a variety of colorful team t-shirts and carrying whirly-wind paper flowers with the names of afflicted loved ones written on the petals. Some 600 communities across the country have joined in the national effort to raise funds and awareness of this devastating disease, and the Alzheimer’s Association’s local National Capital Area Chapter President Susan Kudla Finn reported that more than 112 walks were held just this weekend alone, in addition to the Reston walk Sunday, Sept. 29.

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