Har-Ber EAST Students Contribute to Curing Alzheimer's

   

Har-Ber EAST Students Contribute to Curing Alzheimer's
8/15/2013 3:29:08 PM

Students provide assistance for 2010 Memory Walk – Northwest Arkansas.

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (October 28, 2010) — Har-Ber High School EAST students recently collaborated with the Alzheimer’s Association staff to put on the 2010 Memory Walk–Northwest Arkansas.  The walk took place at the Arvest Ball Park in Springdale, Arkansas on September 11, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

The approximately one-mile Alzheimer's Memory Walk was an opportunity for the students of Har-Ber EAST to get the year off to a great start, practicing teamwork and responsibility, assisting the staff in putting on such a large event. The students helped in many ways, including assisting with set-up and clean-up of the event, stuffing the goodie bags, setting up sponsor booths as well as registering participants. The students also assisted in selling t-shirts that helped raise additional funds for the cause.

The EAST students played an additional major part in the event by videotaping and photographing the entire days’ activities. They followed up by creating a photo gallery and a video overview, which were submitted for the Arkansas Alzheimer's staff's publicity and website use. The event was a huge success, with approximately 1,000 people attending. The 2010 Memory Walk raised $43,745 in funds to support research for a cure for Alzheimer’s.

Approximately ten students volunteered and assisted with the event, working more than six hours each. The photo gallery of about fifty pictures and several-minutes-long video commercial has been submitted for the Alzheimer's staff use, completing the project requirements. The students learned the importance of teamwork, committment, follow-through and responsibility while working to make the project a success and enhancing their technological skills.

All the Har-Ber EAST students had a great time working with the Alzheimer Memory Walk staff and assisting them to raise money for such a worthy cause.

 

 

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