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Kids 'Rock The Walk For Alzheimer's' In October


Five million people in the U.S. have Alzheimer's disease - 210,000 in Ohio. It is the 6th leading cause of death in the nation and is a disease that still has no cure.

On Oct. 10, some local kids will Rock the Walk for ALZ at Fifth Third Field in Dayton.  Anne Potter is the founder of the Camps Rock mobile app we told you about earlier this year.  She’s also the organizer behind Kids Rock the Walk and we talked to her about it this excerpt from WYSO Weekend. You'll also here from two kids who have been affected by ALZ.

Registration in time for team t-shirts ends on Wednesday, Oct. 1, though registration to walk without official t-shirts continues to event time. More information about the event can be found at the CapsRock website and Facebook.

Jerry began volunteering at WYSO in 1991 and hosting Sunday night's Alpha Rhythms in 1992. He joined the YSO staff in 2007 as Morning Edition Host, then All Things Considered. He's hosted Sunday morning's WYSO Weekend since 2008 and produced several radio dramas and specials . In 2009 Jerry received the Best Feature award from Public Radio News Directors Inc., and was named the 2023 winner of the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors Best Anchor/News Host award. His current, heart-felt projects include the occasional series Bulletin Board Diaries, which focuses on local, old-school advertisers and small business owners. He has also returned as the co-host Alpha Rhythms.