Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness in La Crosse

Event aims to raise more than $50,000

Awareness was being raised about Alzheimer’s Disease and what patients go through on Saturday.

The annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s brought more than 500 people out to Myrick Park to raise money for those that suffer from the disease.

The Alzheimer’s Association raises awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s patients and research around the world.

Organizers say the annual walk is a great way to show support for local Alzheimer’s patients.

“Over 2,000 people in La Crosse are affected directly by Alzheimer’s disease, and that doesn’t count their family members, their care givers, so it’s really just bringing the community together and letting them know they’re not alone in the fight,” said the Alzheimer’s Association Special Events Coordinator Hailey Krajewski.

The walk has been in our area for more than ten years and is expected to raise more than $50,000 this year. If you would like to donate to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease just head to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s website.