More than 100 people participated in the Sept. 29 Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's at Betts Park.
All teams are continuing to collect donations through Nov. 16 in hopes of reaching their local goal of $12,000.
"Many teams are still working hard because they know their donations will provide care and support to people affected by the disease, as well as fund critically needed Alzheimer's research," said Amanda Hurd, event organizer. Donations are accepted at www.alz.org/walk.
Walk to End Alzheimer's participants learned about Alzheimer's disease, the latest research, clinical trials, the Association's support programs and services, and how to be an advocate at home and in Washington, D.C. The walk included tributes to those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer's. The Greater Pennsylvania Chapter recognized supporters, participants, advocates, and this year's event sponsors Country Meadows and First National Bank.
Alzheimer's disease is a growing epidemic and is the nation's sixth-leading cause of death. It is estimated that 5.4 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's today. In Pennsylvania, there are 400,000 people living with Alzheimer's or related dementia.
The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's research, care and support.
For resources and information, visit alz.org/pa.