ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – More than 700 hundred people gathered Saturday morning at Rochester Community and Technical College Regional Sports Center for the 25th annual walk to end Alzheimer’s disease.
People from all walks of life shared experiences, reflected on their loved ones as the walked a mile and placed a flower of hope in the promise garden.
This years goal was $135,000, by the end of the event, $145,000 was raised to continue in the fight to find the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. The funds raised will go to research, support groups and family services.
Debbie Eddy with the Alzheimer’s Association said awareness for disease has come a long way, but the fight is not over. “Well, a cure for sure you know right now we don’t have a way to prevent it, cure or even slow the progression of the disease we only have a couple medications out there right now that are approved by the F-D-A for early stage Alzheimer’s.”
Eddy said she hopes through all the “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” events can raise a half-a million dollars for Alzheimer’s this year.