Lycoming College student organizations host Alzheimer's speaker

Lycoming College student organizations host Alzheimer's speaker

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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College student organizations Circle K and Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity hosted speaker Clayton Jacobs, vice president of programs and services for the Greater Pennsylvania Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, on Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Jacobs discussed the memory loss, aging and dementia associated with the disease, and how students can make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer's.

The program was a kick-off to a campaign for the local Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's, co-sponsored by the two organizations, to be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 11 a.m. at Indian Park in Montoursville. Student and community groups will participate as teams to raise support for Alzheimer's research.

For more information on the Alzheimer's Walk, to sign up a team or to donate, visit www.alz.org.

Lycoming College is a four-year, residential liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., the College fosters academic rigor, a supportive faculty and successful outcomes. It offers 36 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 educational institution by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1812, Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.