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Jefferson County Walk to End Alzheimer’s Successful

FAIRBURY – Jefferson County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, held Sunday, Sept. 13, was successful, says organizer Lana Likens.

This year’s walk raised $3,920 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Proceeds included donations gathered by walkers, t-shirt sponsorships, and other sponsorships.

A total of 19 walkers participated in the Memory Walk, held in the Fairbury City Park.

“We are very pleased with the support for our walk provided by local businesses and individuals and families,” said Coordinator Lana Likens, director of public relations at Jefferson Community Health Center.

Local businesses served as walk sponsors. Contributing $1,000 as a major sponsor was AseraCare Hospice. Contributing $250 as a t-shirt sponsor was Diode Communications. T-shirt sponsors who contributed $100 or more each were: Heritage Care Center, Walmart #418 Fairbury, In Memory of Annetta A. Trautman, First National Bank of Fairbury, First Tri County Bank Plymouth, Endicott Products Co., Schwab and Simpson PC, Husker Rehab and Wellness, Globe Rexall Drug Store, Starr-Buckow Insurance Agency, Jack C. Wesch DDS, Arlene Engels, and Janet Place.

Other sponsors and raffle prize donors included: Barber Furniture, Bedlan’s Sporting Goods, Arlene Engels, Janet Place, Gill Insurance Service, Scherbarth’s Ace Hardware and Jefferson Community Health Center.


In addition, many local businesses and individuals supported the 19 walkers as they raised money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk to End Alzheimer’s funds assist the Alzheimer’s Association with services and support for families coping with Alzheimer’s disease, as well as ongoing research and education.

Area media also helped by publicizing the walk.

“We appreciate the support of all of our area businesses and individuals who helped make our Walk to End Alzheimer’s successful,” Likens said. “Providing funding for Alzheimer’s research, education and assistance to families is very important.”

Anyone interested in more information on the support group which meets at Jefferson Community Health Center is encouraged to contact Lana Likens at (402) 729-6855. Those who are interested in more information on Alzheimer’s Disease should go to the Alzheimer’s Association website at