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Hundreds Walk to End Alzheimers in Quincy

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -- More than 300 people in Quincy took to the streets for the 17th Annual Walk to End Alzheimers Thursday night.

 

The QHS Marching Band kicked off the walk, leading participants on the 3 mile walk from Clat Adams Park to "The Dock" and back.  The walk is the nation's largest activity to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research programs. 

Jamie Foster is with the Quincy Alzheimer's Association.  She says, "It's very important that we have more and more people come out and more and more people are aware that Alzheimer's is a very prevalent disease in the community. Within the next 10 years we'll see a major increase with the baby boomer population aging. So I hope more awareness goes out and more people start coming out and supporting our cause."


Thursday's walk raised more than $35,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.


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