Waco's Walk to End Alzheimer's raises more than $55,000

Posted at 2:40 PM, Oct 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-08 15:40:07-04

Hundreds of people took to Indian Spring Park in Waco Saturday morning to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s disease.

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event kicked off just before 9:30 a.m.

People of all ages walked about two miles around the park. Some walkers wore purple shirts, a color that represents Alzheimer’s disease awareness.

“it’s the sixth-leading cause of death in the Unites States today,” said Sanda Maselli, Regional Director of the Alzheimer’s Association. “There’s no cure for it. There’s no way to slow it, there’s no way to get rid of it. There’s no cure. If you have Alzheimer’s, it’s just a death warrant.”

More than $55,000 were raised for the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Dozens of pinwheels were placed on the ground, purple to represent loved ones who died because of the disease, blue ones that represent someone living with the disease, yellow ones to represent a caregiver, and orange ones to represent an activist.

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