Miami Valley Chapter postpones Walk Challenge to Aug. 12; sends condolences to all affected

On Sunday, this community experienced a horrific tragedy when a gunman killed nine people and injured 27 people in senseless gun violence.

We, like the rest of this community, mourn the loss of life and the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter sends it condolences to all who were affected.  We stand in solidarity with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, its public safety forces and other city officials to say that Dayton is resilient and we are thankful that there was not more loss of life.

Because of these events, we will postpone the beginning of Challenge Week for our big four walks – Springfield/Urbana; Miami County; Shelby County and Darke County – until Monday, Aug.12.

This allows the region to understand the impact of the loss and properly remember the victims.


Eric VanVlymen
Executive Director
Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter and Region 10

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