Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises funds, awareness for illness

Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises funds, awareness for illness

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Participants wearing purple joined for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Sawyer Point on Saturday morning.

The two-mile walk, which began at Sawyer Point, aims to increase awareness for Alzheimer’s disease and raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Participants in the walk had the option to wear different colored flowers that represented if they have lost a loved one to Alzheimer’s.

Yellow flowers indicate someone caring for another with Alzheimer’s, blue flowers show if the person has Alzheimer’s themselves, purple flowers show if the person has lost a loved one to the disease, and orange indicates the person who is wearing it simply supports the cause. A single participant carries a white flower representing the eventual first survivor.

FOX19 NOW, a media sponsor, had boots on the ground at the walk: FOX19′S Frank Marzullo and Rebecca Smith both took part, with Marzullo emceeing the event.

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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