|Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimer’s at TSC|
Over 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.
The Walk to End Alzheimer's was hosted by TSC in conjunction with UnitedHealthcare, Valley Regional Medical Center, and the Brownsville Independent School District (BISD).
"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.
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