Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Memory Walk Saturday

JR Ortega By JR Ortega

Sept. 9, 2010 at 4:09 a.m.

Kay Langley understands how difficult it is to watch someone live with Alzheimer's - that is why coordinating a fundraiser to help find a cure was an idea she could not turn away.

"You've got a productive human being who's been intelligent, and all of a sudden, they're not there anymore," she said about her late father's battle with the disease.

Langley, her daughter Janell and several employees from the H-E-B Plus on North Navarro Street decided in July to head a Cruising for a Cure fundraiser to help raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association, she said.

The proceeds from the Saturday event will go toward the Alzheimer's Memory Walk in two weeks.

"People aren't just getting old and losing their minds," she said. "It's a disease."

The event will kick off at the Victoria Harley Davidson with a bike run.

From there, the family event will start at 11 a.m. at the Waterin' Hole Grocery and Lounge on U.S. Highway 87 and Raab Road.

There, children and family can shop for vendor merchandise, participate in family activities, such as a moonwalk, cake walk and horseshoes and washer toss.

A pool tournament and Louisiana Shrimp boil are also planned, she said.

Those involved in the bike run and tournament paid a $20 donation, and small donations will be asked for with many of the games and events.

Also, 20 percent of the vendor sales will be donated to the association.

Langley said she is not sure how well the event will do, but hopes for the best.

"It's our first event," she said. "We would like to raise as much (money) as we can. If we raised $5,000, I'd be tickled to death."



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