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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 Kenney was introduced to WYSO by a friend and within a year of first tuning in became an avid listener and supporter. He began volunteering at the station in 1991 and began hosting Alpha Rhythms in February of 1992. Jerry joined the WYSO staff in 2007 as a host of All Things Considered and soon transitioned into hosting Morning Edition. In addition to now hosting All Things Considered, Jerry is the host and producer of WYSO Weekend, WYSO's weekly news and arts magazine. He has also produced several radio dramas for WYSO in collaboration with local theater companies. Jerry has won several Ohio AP awards as well as an award from PRINDI for his work with the WYSO news department. Jerry says that the best part of his job is being able to talk to people in the community and share their experiences with WYSO listeners.