For more than 20 years, the Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Association has been raising millions of dollars for those affected by the disease. But this year, residents at Parsons House Preston Hollow assisted living want to show their support even though they can’t physically participate in the event.

Instead of walking, about two dozen seniors will “Rock for Memory Walk” this Friday, raising awareness for Alzheimer’s by sitting in rocking chairs lined up in front of Parsons House while fans cheer them on. The public can participate by donating to each senior.

The event runs 10:30-11:30 a.m. and again 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Parsons House. The funds collected Friday will go toward the residents’ $2,000 goal. You also can donate to the Alzheimer’s Association online. The actual Dallas Memory Walk is set for Nov. 13.

So far, the national organization has raised more than $200 million for Alzheimer’s research, clinic programs and family services.


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