Supporters of the Walk to End Alzheimers are pushing a purple promotion

NORTHEAST KINGDOM — Supporters of the Walk to End Alzheimer’s are pushing a purple promotion to get local people focused on the annual fundraising effort. Paint the Kingdom Purple will be a week-long initiative from Aug. 20 to 26 featuring involvement from area community members and businesses. Each year, St. Johnsbury hosts a Walk to End Alzheimer’s that generates lots of walkers and significant funding for Alzheimer’s research toward the eventual eradication of the disease. The walk, spearheaded locally by a team of volunteers led by Nancy Poulos, achieves fundraising success each year and last year greatly exceeded a goal of $71,000 by taking in $90,631. Attaining such success means an even loftier goal this year for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which is set for Sept. 24 at the Welcome Center in St. Johnsbury; the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association has set the money mark for the 2023 Walk at $98,000.