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Alzheimer’s disease fundraiser exceeds goal

Those with the Alzheimer's Association in Albert Lea say the money will be used to fund research and prevention efforts.

Posted: Sep. 25, 2018 7:40 PM
Updated: Sep. 26, 2018 6:29 AM

ALBERT LEA, Minn.- The Southeastern Alzheimer’s Association held their first fundraiser walk in Albert Lea, exceeding its goal of $25,000.

Last Sunday, over 300 hundred people came and walked to show support for a cure to Alzheimer’s.
Their goal was just over $20,000 and they raised over $40,000 that will fund prevention and research into the disease.

This comes after The Centers for Disease Control And Prevention released a study saying that from 2014 to 2060 there will be a 178 percent increase in the number of American’s who have Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.

Debbie Eddy is the community engagement manager at the Alzheimer’s association and says the money raised is to help decrease this percentage.
“This is why we walk," she says "To fund more researchers and more projects that really speaks well to the community and how much they really see a need for this."

This weekend, there's a "Walk to end Alzheimer’s“ at Mason City High School.
The walk to start at 9 a.m.

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