Signups open for Knoxville Alzheimer's Walk

Signups open for Knoxville Alzheimer's Walk


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Volunteers started the countdown Thursday afternoon to Knoxville's Alzheimer's Walk.

A lot of people involved have a connection to Alzheimer's disease, including this year's honorary chairs, former UT football coach Phillip Fulmer and his family.

Fulmer's daughter, who emceed Thursday's event, says her grandmother has been fighting the disease for eight years.

"The tragic loss of her gradually has been so hard to deal with that I like to do everything I can to help make sure my children don't have to be through what we've been through with my grandmother," she said.

The Alzheimer's Walk is on April 12, starting at Lauren Church of Christ, 3457 Kingston Pike at 9 a.m. You can sign up on the Alzheimer's Tennessee, Inc. website.

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