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Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimer’s at TSC

IMG 6753-editOver 600 community members gathered outside the Texas Southmost College (TSC) Oliveira Student Services Building and participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Nov. 7, 2015 to help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research.

IMG 6760-editThe Walk to End Alzheimer's was hosted by TSC in conjunction with UnitedHealthcare, Valley Regional Medical Center, and the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD).

IMG 6800-edit"When we think where we started five years ago outside this building, it's truly remarkable," said Edward Camarillo, chairman of the Walk to End Alzheimer's. "Today has been so memorable, not just for me personally, but for the hundreds that came out to walk with us here at TSC to help continue the fight against this disease."

Participants held flowers of varying colors to represent their reasons for being at the Walk, from those afflicted by Alzheimer's, to caregivers and supporters.

"This is a disease that afflicts millions of people," said Dr. Lily F. Tercero, TSC president. "To be able to participate in something like this, to help the community is very important to us at Texas Southmost College. Our students are here, our staff are here, and we're excited to be a part of this and to be able to help out."

This year's Walk to End Alzheimer's event was estimated to have raised approximately $25,000 for Alzheimer's research and care enhancement.

About Texas Southmost College
Originally established in 1926, Texas Southmost College currently offers the first two years toward a bachelor's degree, along with career and technical education leading to certificates and associate degrees, college preparatory studies to prepare students for college-level work, workforce training, and continuing education. Recently selected as a Bright Spot by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics, TSC offers 53 programs of study leading to an associate degree or certificate. TSC became independently operational in the fall of 2013, after engaging in a 20-year contractual arrangement with a public university.