Walk to End Alzheimer's coming up this weekend

Walk to end Alzheimer's this weekend

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - You have a chance to join the fight to end Alzheimer's this weekend.

The Alzheimer's Association is holding its annual Walk to End Alzheimer's this Saturday.

Walkers can choose either a one- or three-mile route, learn more about the disease and how they can become advocates in the fight against Alzheimer's and dementia.

The event can also act as a means of support for families and friends of those struggling with those diseases, like Paul Munson for Stoddard, who was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia a few years ago.

"My wife goes to a support group at Hillview for caregivers for people with dementia, and I think that kind of support's important," said Munson. "You know, early onset (dementia), there's not as much support systems there, I mean most people that get it are 65 and older, so any kind of support's helpful."

Registration for the Walk to End Alzheimer's will start at 9 in the morning on Saturday at Myrick Park, with the walk starting at 10.

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