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Local volunteers seek support for Alzheimer’s disease research Friday and Saturday

A group of local residents will be seeking support this weekend to further the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 

Led by Al and June Fidanza of Homewood, about 20 volunteers will be accepting donations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10, at Walt’s Food Center, 2345 183rd St. They also plan to have volunteers at the Homewood Farmers Market on Martin Avenue Square on Saturday. The market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Grape & Grain, 18029 Dixie Highway, will be offering specials from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday that will contribute to the cause, too.

The effort is associated with Forget Me Not Days: Plant a Seed of Hope, an annual fundraising campaign sponsored by Bankers Life. Volunteers collect donations and distribute packets of forget-me-not flowers that recipients are invited to plant in honor of someone who has suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.


All the money raised goes to the Alzheimer’s Association for care and research, according to June Fidanza.

The Alzheimer’s Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit health organization and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer research, according to its website.

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