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Dr. Robert Atwell, right, and Kevin Mishey of Mid-Ohio Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki and The Kokosing River Surf Club Band invites the public to attend the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Community Kick Off event on June 26 at The Glenn A. Gallagher Center.

MOUNT VERNON — Dr. Robert Atwell, DPM, and Kevin Mishey of Mid-Ohio Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, invite the community to attend the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick Off event at The Glenn A. Gallagher Center on the Ohio Eastern Star Campus located at 1451 Gambier Road in Mount Vernon at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26. The kick off event is designed to prepare participants for the Sept. 28, Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

As a podiatric physician, Atwell stated he knows “firsthand that it is critical to support the Alzheimer’s Association. The funds we raise help families and advance important research that could change the course of Alzheimer’s disease for future generations.” In Knox County alone, Alzheimer’s and related conditions affect nearly 1,400 people who receive direct care from more than 4,100 Knox County caregivers.

As a businessman, Mishey sees the toll Alzheimer’s takes on employees and customers alike. “I’ve seen avid, avid outdoor enthusiasts lose the ability to enjoy and participate in the sport they love.” Families plan excursions months in advance only to cancel at the last minute to deal with a family crisis that arises because of a loved one’s condition.

Mishey is also a member of The Kokosing River Surf Club Band which performed at the 2012 walk. The band will make a repeat performance at this year’s event in September. As an entertainer, he sees the same patterns in his audience.

The event will feature information about Alzheimer’s and related dementias from members of Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter. Participants will be invited to form or join walk teams the evening of the event, sign up on line and gather fund-raising ideas. Atwell and Mishey agreed, “We are especially excited to be part of a special announcement at the kick off on June 26. This announcement will generate a lot of excitement about this year’s walk.”

Call 740-393-2500 to make a reservation for the kick off and for more information about Alzheimer’s Disease and The Walk to End Alzheimer’s.



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