Large turnout expected for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

COLUMBUS, Ind. — More than 550 people are expected to take part in the Columbus Walk to End Alzheimer’s, an effort to raise funds for Alzheimer’s research, care and support. They’ll see something new take place during the Promise Garden ceremony.

The walk begins with the ceremony at 1:15 p.m. Sunday at Mill Race Center, 900 Lindsey St. Dennis Kurttila, of Franklin, Tennessee, will perform a special tribute of his song “I Signed Up for This,” which he wrote for his wife Wendy.

Wendy Kurttila, 54, was diagnosed three years ago with early-onset Alzheimer’s — a form of the disease that affects people younger than 65 — but she has been suffering from it for about five years.

Please read Tuesday’s edition of The Republic for more details.

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5645.