Dobie participates in 5k Walk to End Alzheimers

Dobie participates in 5k Walk to End Alzheimers

Erynn Sanders, Staff reporter

On Saturday, December 9th, Dobie students will be joining the Alzheimer’s Association in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk will be held Saturday, December 9th at the Community Center, 3501 Morning Dr., Schertz TX at 8 to 10 am.

During this 5k walk, you will stop and participate in fun, hands-on brain games that will challenge your brain and enable you to use muscles you’ve never used before. Enjoy a Backwards-Walking Challenge, word searches, and many more entertaining stations throughout the walk.

Students are excited about the Walk for many reasons. Mia Roach, 8th grader, will be volunteering at the walk. “I’m excited for the walk because I’m really glad to be able to raise money for something that matters,” said Mia.

Mr. Howard Alperin, a volunteer from the community, is genuinely excited about Dobie students helping with the walk. He felt as though there wasn’t enough student involvement in the community and he hopes that this project will help to fill up that gap. “I love working with the students, they are extremely capable young people,” says Alperin.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that destroys brain cells and other important mental functions like memory. It can be treated, but not cured. Alzheimer’s impacts more than three million people a year.

The charity goal of the walk is to sell at least 200 t-shirts for $25 each to the people attending the walk. This money will go to charity and a small sum will instead go to Dobie clubs like NJHS.