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Alzheimers fundraiser a big hit

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It was all about bump, set, and spike in an effort to help people with Alzheimers at Captian Bill's on Saturday. More than 200 people participated in the fifth annual volleyball tournement and family festival. The event is in honor of William H. Musser, better known as Captain Bill, who suffered from Alzheimers before he died in 2003. All the money raised by the event will go to help those who provide support for people who suffer from the disease. “The money will stay here for caregivers to help give them a break from Alzheimers patients, the people that they take care of. It will just be used here locally,” said Debby Shaw, event organizer. In 2007 caregivers of Alzheimers patients provided 2.8 billion dollars of unpaid care for their patients. Research shows that effective caregiving can improve the quality of life for individuals who suffer from the disease.

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