Libs Park hosts Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Libs Park hosts Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Hastings
Published: Sep. 23, 2023 at 1:49 PM CDT
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HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Although Saturday morning the skies were filled with rain clouds, that didn’t stop members of the Hastings community showing their support against the Alzheimer’s disease at Libs Park.

The event was the last walk of the season in the Tri-Cities, however there are more walks to attend in Omaha, Lincoln and North Platte.

Haile Fleecs is the walk manager of the event and works with things like this everyday, which is the reason why she sets these local functions up.

“I got my CNA in 2015 and I’ve been working in long-term facilities since then and they have become family,” Fleecs said. “You see the hurt and difficulties that they go through with it and it makes me want to help them in any way that I can. "

Phil Nelson is a financial adviser for Edward Jones and said it can be tough for someone with the disease to manage their funds.

”We help by trying to make people’s wealth last and Alzheimer’s is really bad about destroying that, that goal and the legacy for those people,” Nelson said.

Nelson said he has lost loved ones to the disease and that’s why he wants to show his support. Edward Jones hosts an annual golf tournament to raise funds and has been the leading sponsor since 2016.