Players Tee Off to Honor Those Affected by Alzheimer’s

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BELLA VISTA, Ark. (KFTA) — Golfers showed up early Saturday morning in Benton County to swing their clubs for a good cause.

Players teed off at the Kingswood Golf Course in Bella Vista to honor those living with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

The event titled “the longest day” is meant to symbolize what living with the disease is like.

Organizers of the event said they hope to bring awareness to what it is like to live with the disease and how if can affect people and their loved ones.

“The whole theme is around the longest day, which is symbolic of people who are living with this disease or caring for someone with this disease…everyday feels like the longest day, so we are asking people to do what they love to show love for people affected by this disease,” Special Events Coordinator Shavawn Dillingham said.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and the only cause of death among the top 10 that cannot be prevented.

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