Exceeding the goal

45 students and faculty attended the Walk to end Alzheimer's
September 25, 2017

This year, 45 Lake Forest College students and faculty members attended Chicago’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s, and, together, the College raised more than $8,500 for Alzheimer’s research.

As one of 640 teams to participate, the Lake Forest College team contributed the 18th largest donation. The Foresters’ initial goal was to recruit 40 participants and raise $5,000. By raising more than $8,500, the team far surpassed its goal and last year’s $4,400 team contribution.

The Lake Forest College chapter of Nu Rho Psi sponsors this annual trip for students to participate in raising funds for the care, support, and research of Alzheimer’s disease.

“The walk itself was magical,” said Alexandra Skoczek ’18, one of the presidents of Nu Rho Psi. “There were over 4,000 people who participated, and they were all there for the same reason. It was truly something I’ll always remember.” 

Students and faculty members attend The Walk to End Alzheimer's 

Overall, 4,668 people participated in the September 24 event and raised more than $1 million for the walk at Chicago’s Montrose Harbor. The walk itself is organized and put together by the Alzheimer’s Association. To learn more about the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, click here. 

— Tracy Koenn ’18