03/19/2013 ● By Sandie Tillery
Photos: Jim Blasquez Photos: Jim Blasquez Photos: Jim Blasquez Blasquez A flower garden of purple, yellow, orange and green sprouted and disappeared on the north side of the Sundial Bridge all in one hour during the second annual Redding Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Some 250 participants, many in wheelchairs, many representing local assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, many in honor of loved ones living and dying with the disease, walked the two-mile route on Sept. 15 after planting their “promise” flowers. From the beginning words of inspiration to the final steps and retrieval of flowers, connections were made among those who carry the cause close to their hearts as advocates, caregivers and those afflicted. Redding participants joined thousands around the country who walked to raise money and awareness.