September 29, 2013
Team “We Walk for 37”—May Robinson with 6-month-old Noah, Allison Fischer, Mat Fischer. Landon, 6, Allison’s son, stands out front. Team “37,” in their second Reston Walk appearance, participate to honor Allison’s father, former Redskins legend Pat Fischer, who played cornerback for the team from 1968 through 1977. He was diagnosed with dementia and has become part of Allison’s household.
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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.