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Lanterns At Lesko To Honor SEI Alzheimer’s Victims

Posted On September 12, 2017

By Mike Perleberg

(Aurora, Ind.) – Many of us know a person affected by Alzheimer’s disease, whether they are the victim of the illness, a relative, or a caretaker.

You may even be one of those people.

The Alzheimer’s Support Groups of Southeastern Indiana are inviting everyone to be a part of a luminary launch on Saturday, September 16. In memory of loved ones lost to Alzhiemer’s, floating lanterns will lift off from Lesko Park in Aurora. The event will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the launch at 9:00 a.m.

“It is a great way for caretakers and loved ones to realize that they are not alone in their daily struggles caring for their parents, spouses, siblings or friends as their memories fade away,” says event organizer Amanda Harper.

Harper will speak at the event. She plans to share about her own family’s experience with Alzheimer’s.

“I hope to share again the diagnosis, heartbreak and then the way that my family has been able to help others get through one of the hardest times any family will experience. Each time I can help others make my mom’s battle with the disease a little more meaningful,” she says.

The event is free and open to the public.