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The fight for a cure continues with the Walk to End Alzheimer's

Posted at 8:55 PM, Sep 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 11:20:49-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — One in 10 people over the age of 65 have Alzheimer's Disease.

The fight against the disease made it's way to Heritage Park on Saturday for this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's, hosted by the Alzheimer's Association.

Participants carried different colored flowers to indicate how the disease has affected their lives.

Elizabeth Porter wore a blue flower because she is fighting Alzheimer's. She said she is grateful for the association and events like this one.

"I'm so excited, I couldn't wait to get here," Elizabeth Porter says, "and I'm here and I can't wait to get around and start talking to the people and thank the people for everything."

Our community joined 600 communities nationwide to raise awareness and money to end Alzheimer's Disease

Ginny Funk is the Director of Programs for the Alzheimer's Association, San Antonio and South Texas Chapter.

"Our support groups and our advocacy and our helpline, all of it is free and it's because of the Walk to End Alzheimer's that we're able to provide that to the community." Funk said.

Poceeds from the walk also help fund research to find a cure for the disease.