Photo Essay: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Moses Lake & Walla Walla

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Mayor Dick Deane speaks to the crowd at Yonezawa Park before the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 19, 2015, in Moses Lake, WA. “I’m proud to be a part of the 2nd annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” said Mayor Deane. “We will continue fighting to raise awareness and funds. Thank you for representing Moses Lake.”

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Sally Haase, dubbed “The Queen” of her team, shows her purple before the Columbia Basin Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Moses Lake, WA. Sally lost her husband to Alzheimer’s disease.

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Eric Leonard pushes his mom’s wheelchair while walking with his wife and sister during the Columbia Basin Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

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A Moses Lake high school cheerleader holds the flag during the singing of the national anthem at the Columbia Basin Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

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Participants walk to end Alzheimer’s in Moses Lake, WA., on September 19, 2015.

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Participants high five mascots during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Moses Lake, WA., on September 19, 2015.

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Participants wave at cars during the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Moses Lake, WA., on September 19, 2015.

A young boy helps his grandmother raise her blue flower during the opening ceremony of the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

A young boy helps his grandmother raise her blue flower during the opening ceremony of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Fort Walla Walla on September 20, 2015.

Walkers hold yellow flowers at the Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 20, 2015. The yellow flowers represent caring or supporting someone with Alzheimer's.

Walkers hold yellow flowers at the Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 20, 2015. The yellow flowers represent caring or supporting someone with Alzheimer’s.

Teresa Gutierrez holds a purple flower at the Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 20, 2015.

Teresa Gutierrez holds a purple flower at the Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 20, 2015. “I lost my father-in-law to this disease and my parents are struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia as well,” said Teresa. “I walk because we need a cure.”

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Walkers raise awareness in Walla Walla on September 20, 2015.

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Socorro and her granddaughter Walk to End Alzheimer’s in at Fort Walla Walla on September 20, 2015. “We’re here to support everyone affected,” said Socorro. “It’s a terrible disease.”

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Laura Rose and her daughter, Lili, enjoy an apple after the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Fort Walla Walla on September 20, 2015.

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Friends hug after the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Fort Walla Walla on September 20, 2015.

Teresa Hernandez welcomes participants across the finish line of the Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 20, 2015. Teresa's team, the Eagle Springs Legacy, was the top fundraising team.

Teresa Hernandez welcomes participants across the finish line of the Walla Walla Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 20, 2015. Teresa’s team, the Eagle Springs Legacy, was the top fundraising team.

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