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Alzheimer’s Association raises funds, awareness for disease with walk in West Chester

Published: Sep. 18, 2021 at 8:33 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 18, 2021 at 10:48 AM EDT
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WEST CHESTER, Ohio (WXIX) - The Alzheimer’s Association Greater Cincinnati Chapter hosted the Butler, Warren, and Clinton counties Walk to End Alzheimer’s Saturday morning.

Organizers of the walk say the goal is to help raise awareness and $170,000 in funds for Alzheimer’s research.

Safety protocols were put in place including contactless registration, social distancing, and more. All attendees had to be vaccinated or wear a mask when in a crowded area. Masks were available on-site.

The walk is the world’s largest Alzheimer’s fundraising event.

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

Those who would like to donate can do so online.

FOX19 NOW is the media sponsor for the event.

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