Walking to End Alzheimer's Disease
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Despite the rain, thousands of people put their best foot forward at Delaware Park, in Buffalo, to help put in end to Alzheimer's.
Saturday's "Walk to End Alzheimer's" is the third of five area walks raising money and awareness for patient care and support, and research to find an end to the disease.
Organizers hope to raise more than three-hundred thousand dollars from all five western New York walks. The Alzheimer's Association says the disease affects more than five million Americans and that number is growing. Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of deaths in America.
"Memory loss is not always caused by alzheimer's disease," said Jennifer Gallardo, the Alzheimer's Association Director of Public Relations. "So we encourage people to see their physician to see what the root cause to the memory problems are."
New to the walk is a promise garden, where walkers could plant a pinwheel flower to show how they have been touched by the disease.