YORK BEACH, Maine — More than 350 residents from the York County area joined the Maine Beaches Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on Saturday and raised more than $80,000 to fund care, support and research programs.
The walk took place at the York Beach Ball Field.
Fundraising for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s continues through the end of the calendar year and donations can be made to a team or individual participant at alz.org/walk.
In Maine alone, there are more than 28,000 people living with the disease and 69,000 caregivers providing unpaid care. In the United States, more than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's, the sixth-leading cause of death and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or even slowed. Additionally, more than 15 million family and friends provide care to people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. For more information, visit alz.org.