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Walk to benefit Alzheimer's research

LAWRENCEVILLE - The Alzheimer's Association wants to make Alzheimer's disease a memory, and Gwinnett residents can help the cause by lacing up their walking shoes for the Gwinnett/North Fulton Memory Walk.

A jazz team will help walkers warm up before taking to the Duluth Town Green on Saturday for a three-mile trek to show support for Alzheimer's care and research, and radio stations are set to be on hand to keep walkers motivated with music.

"This event keeps growing every year," event co-chair Jerri Hewett said. "This year is proving to be the best yet in spite of the current financial crisis our nation is dealing with right now."

Duluth Mayor Nancy Harris will take part in the Memory Walk's opening ceremony, and volunteers for Saturday's event will include Beta Clubs from area high schools and Dacula High School band drum corps and cheerleaders.

Those interested in walking can form a team or walk as individuals and can register online at www.georgiamemorywalk.org or by calling 770-840-8440.

SideBar: If you go

What: Gwinnett/North Fulton Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk

When: 11 a.m. Saturday, registration begins at 9

Where: Duluth Town Green

For more information: Visit www.georgiamemorywalk.org