Local news highlights
Mark Wilmington of Central Illinois Bank congratulates Neighborhood Hero Award Winner Teresa Tucker for her leadership in promoting awareness and funds for the 10th Annual Tazewell Walk to End Alzheimer's held September 26th in Pekin. The award is sponsored by Illinois Central Bank and Advanced Media Partners radio group. Teresa is a board member with the Chapter and led the way for the Tazewell County Walk Committee in raising over $36,000, recruiting 29 teams and 266 walkers. GREAT work Teresa!
The 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Pekin presented a check for $800 to the Alzheimer's Association - Central Illinois Chapter for the Safe Return program. These were proceeds from the Strawberry Shortcake Booth at the Marigold Festival Family Fest held Friday, Sept. 6th, 2013. L to R: Joann Welch, Project Assistant; Steve Sutton, Faithful Navigator of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus in Pekin; Teresa Tucker- Central Illinois Alzheimer's Association - Central Illinois Chapter board member; Mary Jo Noyes, Project Coordinator for the Knights, and Dale Noyes,Jr., Faithful Purser of the 4th Degree Knights and faithful assistant to the Project Coordinator.
The Chapter extends heartfelt thanks to the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus, Pekin Manor, the Columbus Club, and D & M Enterprises, for their donations of food, equipment and shelter.
MedicAlert® + Alzheimer's Association Safe Return® is a 24-hour nationwide emergency response service for individuals with Alzheimer's or a related dementia who wander or have a medical emergency. We provide 24-hour assistance, no matter when or where the person is reported missing.
Read more: http://www.alz.org/care/dementia-medic-alert-safe-return.asp