Apps 4 Alz Held in Meridian

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK)- Jean's Restaurant opened its doors tonight all for a great cause.

Jean's hosted "Apps 4 Alz", which is a fundraiser for Alzheimer's. The event is meant to bring awareness to the community of this nationwide disease. There was live music, good food and information about Alzheimer's of Mississippi. It was $25 for a ticket and participants that ran in the Magnolia Marathon got in free.

"We're here to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's of Mississippi. Alzheimer's of Mississippi is dedicated to caregiver support and patient support for people that are affected by Alzheimer's," Alzheimer's of Mississippi Cindy Luther says.

Owner of Jean's Restaurant Elic Purvis says, " It wasn't a question for us. It's something that hits home for us and we're happy to do it."

All proceeds from the marathon will go to Alzheimer's of Mississippi.