Hundreds walk to end Alzheimer’s at Fairbanks Park

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Hundreds of locals had one goal at Fairbanks Park in Saturday, to walk in the against Alzheimer’s disease.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s takes place every year and is done to raise awareness about the illness.

The event started in the amphitheater with a dance party and flower ceremony.

Nearly $90,000 was raised for the walk, with the proceeds going to research, local education and support programs.

During the walk, participants were able to learn about Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia.

“The important thing for people to know about Alzheimer’s is that it is a form of Dementia and right now there is no way to stop or cure the disease. We need to continue our support and our research to move that forward,” said Katie Griffin, Walk to End Alzheimer’s manager.

The walk takes around six months to plan.

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