ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The St Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association serves nearly 23,000 people each year in 38 counties in eastern Missouri and western Illinois. June is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month and the longest day of the year celebration takes place tomorrow from noon to midnight at Ballpark Village. The event is designed to raise money and honor the endurance of those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.
One of those affected is KMOX and St. Louis Cardinals broadcaster, Mike Claiborne who lost his mother to Alzheimer’s.
“Dealing with the reality that this is actually taking place is a real challenge for family members and friends,” Claiborne says. “They are dealing with somebody that in some cases doesn’t recognize them, doesn’t remember things, becomes a little more aggressive than normal and it’s the person that they don’t know.”
Saturday’s event is designed to raise money and get supporters to do something they love, or to honor a loved one by doing something they loved from sunrise-to-sunset, on or near June 21, the longest day of the year.
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