Hundreds walk in hopes of ending Alzheimer's Disease


LANCASTER, Pa — Hundreds of people laced up their shoes and hit the pavement to help end Alzheimer’s Disease on Saturday.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s was held at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster. Participants walked two-miles and raised money to benefit Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

“Anyone can become a team, corporate, businesses, family, church groups individuals, we have individuals that have become teams and are now leaders,”said Frances Gibbons. “We have have more than 3 thousand dollars in fundraising and were able to make a difference and continue on and help fund research and help with advocacy,” she added.

More than 5-million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and it’s the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. There are 400,000 people living with Alzheimer’s disease in Pennsylvania alone.

More than 113 teams participated in the walk.

For more information on Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia, or to make a donation, click here: http://www.alz.org

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