Hundreds participate in annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sawyer Point

Annual Walk to End Alzheimer's held at Sawyer Point
Published: Oct. 1, 2022 at 10:38 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 1, 2022 at 11:50 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - People from across the Tri-State packed Sawyer’s Point Park for the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday.

The walk raises awareness for the disease and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

Each participant donated money to the Alzheimer’s Association. So far the nonprofit raised $701,498 with the goal of $1,100,000.

Prior to the event, walkers were asked to pick out a Promise Garden Flower. Each color of the flower represents a different connection to the disease.

  • Blue-represents someone living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia
  • Purple represents those who have lost someone to the disease
  • Yellow represents someone who is supporting someone with the disease
  • Orange is for everyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without the disease.

FOX19 NOW’s Frank Marzullo emceed the event.

Those wishing to donate can still do so online. You can donate to a walker, a team or to the nonprofit.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in over 600 communities nationwide, making it the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

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