Over the next two months, The Chapter is focusing on ways you can Do A Little Big Thing in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. Today, we shine the spotlight on a Little Big Thing that happened Thursday in Watertown.
The Widrick triplets — Evan, Nolan and Reese — led their classmates at Sherman Elementary in Watertown in an effort called “Change for a Change.”
The second annual event involved the entire school collecting spare change to support the Alzheimer’s Association, Central New York Chapter. At a school assembly on Thursday, the triplets and their 350+ classmates presented the Chapter with a check for $1,005.
Following the assembly, the students walked with their teachers to a neighboring facility, Samaritan Keep Home, where they visited and sang to the residents.
The triplets, who take part in the Greater Watertown Walk To End Alzheimer’s each fall with their family on the “Walking for Nana” team, started this fundraiser with help from their parents and the school last year. They have raised more than $2,000 to support the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in their two years of collecting Change for a Change.