Hundreds walk to end Alzheimer's

Hundreds walk to end Alzheimer's

SALISBURY, Md. - Hundreds came together to end Alzheimer's disease in Salisbury Saturday.  The Eastern Shore Walk is part of the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research.

Those who participating in the walk learn more about the disease, support programs and services.  The walk also featured a promise garden ceremony to honor those affected by the disease.

Alzheimer's is now the nation's sixth leading cause of death.

"In 1993, my sister and I did it in memory of my dad, and there wasn't any available information here on the shore at the time.  So it's grown each year, and it's great to see that we're reaching more and more people that need the support, and the information to get them through this horrible disease," said volunteer Rhonda Evans.

The mission of the Alzheimer's Association is to wipe out the disease through research.  Non-profit officials are also hoping to make advancements in brain health, which will reduce the risk of developing dementia.

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