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Women's Basketball Team Preparing for Memory Walk

September 30, 2010  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Join the Lady Flames in the 2010 Memory Walk, scheduled for Oct. 16 at Riverside Park.

Join the Lady Flames in the 2010 Memory Walk, scheduled for Oct. 16 at Riverside Park.

Official website for the Lynchburg Memory Walk

For the third year in a row, the Liberty women's basketball team is planning to participate in the Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. This year's edition will be held at Riverside Park in Lynchburg, with registration and check-in beginning Oct. 16 at 8 a.m.

The Lady Flames' players and coaching staff will participate in the event, which has raised more than $300 million for Alzheimer's care, support and research since its inception in 1989. The players will lead all participants in a series of warm-up drills, before joining in the two-mile walk at 10 a.m.

Alzheimer's disease afflicts more than five million Americans, including the father of head women's basketball coach Carey Green. His battle with the disease has made the Memory Walk a more personal and meaningful event for all of the Lady Flames, according to assistant coach Heather Stephens, who is helping to coordinate Liberty's participation in the walk.

"Coach Green's father having Alzheimer's has made this cause more personal for all of us," Stephens explained. "We hear all of the statistics, but now we can put a face along with it."

In addition to participating in this year's Memory Walk, the Liberty team is also raising money to donate to the cause. One of the Lady Flames' fundraising efforts will be an Alzheimer's Awareness Fundraising Car Wash this Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The car wash will be held in two locations: the Sundae Grill (behind Hardee's and across from the Ramp Church) and at the Jiffy Lube on Route 221.

The Lady Flames also encourage others to visit Riverside Park on Oct. 16 to participate in the Memory Walk. Participants are encouraged to wear purple and are welcome to bring their dogs along to the event.

For more information on the 2010 Memory Walk, please click here to visit the event's official website.