Hundreds walk in Columbus to help end Alzheimer's

Hundreds walk in Columbus to help end Alzheimer's

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Nearly 500 people showed up in Uptown Columbus Friday night to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association, the two-mile walk raised money and awareness about Alzheimer's. Participants learned more about the disease and how to get involved with this critical cause, from advocacy opportunities and clinical studies enrollment to support programs and services.

Walk participants also honored all those affected by Alzheimer's disease with the Promise Garden ceremony and enjoyed the Uptown Concert series and a special tribute for all those who have experienced or are experiencing Alzheimer's.

The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Its mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.

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