On October 22, 2016 El Paso hosted its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Ascarate Park with more than 2,000 participants coming out and walking to end a disease that has affected many people around the world.
Miranda Federico (Jr.) holds Alzheimer’s poster as she walks along with other participants.
Among the participants was a school recently recognized as the country 54 most highly successful school, Mission Early College High School.
“It’s truly a great experience to come out here and walk to end a disease that has affected many families and their loved ones,” said Laura Arredondo, a junior at Mission Early.
The event consisted of a three mile walk, with food, drinks and different fun activities to share with family.
More than $141,000 were raised at the event and more than one family story was told, as families walked the event with posters and shirts of loved ones who have been fighting against the Alzheimer disease.
Mission Early College High School represented EPCC, by walking the event and cheering on the many families and friends who came out to support.
“I feel that by helping create awareness we can spread hope and encouragement to our community as youth, which creates a positive and inspiring outlook to those who are inspired to serve the community,” explained Victoria Navarrete, junior student attending Mission Early.
The event was a complete success with the help of not only these young students, but everyone who came out and shared their story.
The event is set to continue on this upcoming year, and hopefully Mission Early College High School will be there once again.
Besides this walk fighting against Alzheimer, there was also a run where the cross country at EPCC participated, also to raise awareness for this disease.