DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Thousands turned out to Fifth Third Field Saturday morning for the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
Organizers say more than 3,000 people participated in the walk in downtown Dayton. It was just one part of a national campaign across the country that’s become the world’s largest event aimed at raising awareness and money for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.
Alzheimer’s is the nation’s sixth-leading cause of death and affects more than 5 million people across America, and 230,000 people in Ohio. That number is expected to triple by 2050, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Today’s walk raised more than $300,000 for the local Alzheimer’s Association.