Alzheimer's Walk Slideshow

Sea of Purple

Group posing for Alzheimer's walk

It was a sea of purple along the Suisun City waterfront, as more than 1,000 people turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer's event on Saturday,
Oct. 22.

Purple #NorthBay T-shirts were everywhere as a large contingent of NorthBay employees, friends and family members walked with one of NorthBay Healthcare's four teams at the event.

Finishing the Memory Walk

Just before the walk officially started, it was announced that NorthBay had raised the largest amount, and the news was met with a loud cheer.

“NorthBay's four teams were able to raise more than $23,000,” said Ed Lowe, executive director of NorthBay Health at Home, Hospice and Bereavement, Palliative Care, Alzheimer programs and the NorthBay Adult Day Center.

“Over the past four years, NorthBay participants have walked more than 1,100 miles and raised more than $50,000 during this event,” he told the crowd.

NorthBay Adult Day Center received a return of 60 percent of the funds raised — or more than $14,000 — through an arrangement with the Alzheimer's Association.

Huge crowd walking for Alzheimer's