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Nancy Hollkamp is in town to visit and walk with her mom, Betty Boehl, a Reston resident afflicted by Alzheimer’s, but she was ready, willing and able to make the walk. “No problem,” she said, “I have my cane.” After the walk, mother and daughter took a break on a bench, but did a little “bench-dancing” to the music.

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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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