For Penn State Basketball head coach Patrick Chambers, the struggles of Alzheimer’s disease is personal. He lost his father in June after struggling with the disease for 12 years.
It is why Chambers will speak at the opening ceremony and participate in The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday morning in Boalsburg.
“My father was a tremendous father,” Chambers said. “He and my mother raised twelve children and always preached faith, laughter and a positive attitude.”
Chambers said he and his wife, Courtney, are excited to help in the effort to find a cure for the disease that affects five million Americans.
The opening ceremony is scheduled to begin at 9:45 a.m. with opening ceremonies and a silent auction at the Boalsburg Military Museum. The walk will start at 10 a.m.
Funds from the walk will go directly to supporting the efforts of The Alzheimer’s Association.