On Thursday the Alzheimer’s Tennessee 500 made a pit stop at the Walmart in Ooltewah as part of their Statewide Race to Make Alzheimer’s a Memory. The Purple Pace Car traveled 500 miles across Tennessee from Memphis to Bristol to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and how to keep family members safe. The 500 concluded in Bristol Friday.
Elected officials on hand included Collegedale Mayor Katie Lamb, Hamilton County District 10 Commissioner Jeff Eversole and Juvenile Court Clerk Gary D. Behler who is currently serving as the president of the Tennessee State Court Clerks’ Association.
Alzheimer’s Tennessee is the charity of choice for the Clerks’ Association for the past seven years.
Janice Wade Whitehead and Kay Watson represented Alzheimer’s Tennessee. \Tinkerbelle the Pony was also on hand.
A special emphasis this year is the Silver Alert Kits which are distributed to help families in the event a family member wanders from home. It is a fantastic tool to help law enforcement help recover missing individuals and has a 90 percent success rate.
More information is available at alztennessee.org.