Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Little people make big changes!

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By Rebecca Bell
Dean of Community Relations & Special Events

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to fight Alzheimer’s, raising awareness and funds for care, support and research. The Midland community participated in a walk held at Midland College on Saturday, October 1, and a special walk was held by the children at the Midland College (MC) Children’s Center at Manor Park on Thursday, September 29.

The children at the center were given purple plastic cups and wore purple t-shirts that read “Little people make big changes for Alzheimer’s.” They marched through the halls at Manor Park carrying large plastic daisies and collecting change from residents and staff to put in the cups. At the end of the event, the children emptied the contents of their plastic cups into large aluminum pails, which were then given to Alzheimer’s staff and volunteers.

The Children’s Center is a unique partnership between MC and Manor Park. The center is housed at Manor Park and operated by MC. Throughout the year, the children have opportunities to interact with their “grand pals”—the Manor Park residents.
Before the children left for their walk, the center director Tracy Roome asked them if they knew why they were collecting money. Miles Rydell, age 5, stated “So the grand pals won’t forget stuff.”

The children collected $613.30 during the event.

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