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Lady Flames Participate in Memory Walk
Last Saturday morning, 11 members of the Liberty women's basketball team, including nine players and two coaches, walked two miles around downtown Lynchburg, but their efforts were not part of their preseason conditioning program. Rather, the Lady Flames took part in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk, which raised money to battle Alzheimer's disease.
The Lady Flames, several of whom have had friends and family members afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, participated in the walk for the second straight year. This year's Lynchburg Memory Walk generated $22,970 in donations, which will be used to help treat the estimated five million Americans currently living with Alzheimer's disease.
The nine participating Liberty players led all walkers in warm-ups and stretching exercises, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The two-mile walk then started at 10:30 a.m. from Riverside Park.
The Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research – and it calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against this fatal disease. Since 1989, Memory Walk has raised more than $230 million for their cause.
The Lady Flames led the walkers in stretching exercises.
Assistant coaches Andy Bloodworth (left) and Heather Stephens joined
the Lady Flames in last Saturday's Memory Walk.