The Alzheimer's Association holding their Rockford walk to end Alzheimers event this morning at Rock Valley College. Broncos players, coaches and staff raised almost $50,000, an amount the Broncos organization matched.
"I've got a daughter; she's 1", said Laila Down, committee chair of the 2017 Des Moines Walk to End Alzheimer's.
But the impact the Bowlens have had on the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado goes well beyond money.
"That feeling that someone is there when you need them, someone is always available to talk, they have a huge support system here of people that they can call", said Event Manager Melyssa Johnson. "Aside from the fact that the fundraising that they do as a result of the walk really helps us with our programs, but we have an opportunity also to be able to provide some services and some support to the family itself. They know that there's something they can do, they can stand with others that are impacted, they can share their commonalities, and most importantly they can donate money, that will one day end this disease through research", says Alzheimer's Association South Dakota State Executive Director, Leslie Morrow.