End to Alzheimer's Walk

, Posted: Sat, September 14 2013 at 6:43 PM, Updated: Sat, September 14 2013 at 6:58 PM

Hundreds of Alzheimer's advocates filled up Bear Creek Park this morning for the "End to Alzheimers Walk".

The disease affects a persons memory and behavior. 

Walk organizers say in Southern Oregon 80-thousand people have the disease.

"Alzheimer's right now is currently the sixth leading cause of death. It's the only one in the top ten that has no way of being prevented, cured, or even slowed in it's progression and every 68 seconds someone develops Alzheimer's." 

"I'm walking for my mom, Linda. She had Alzheimer's, she got it at the age of 52 and she was an amazing woman."

Walk coordinator Kara Busick says Alzheimers doesn't have a cure.    

Saturday's walk raised over 20-thousand dollars that will go towards care, support, and research of the disease.

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