Hundreds Walk in Hyannis in Support of Alzheimer’s Research

HYANNIS –Hundreds turned out last Sunday in Hyannis for the 3rd Annual Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

The event was part of a nationwide network of walks aimed at raising money to help fight the disease.

At the beginning of the event at Veteran’s Beach, more than $70,000 had already been raised, with more expected in the coming weeks.

Similar events are held in 600 communities nationwide.

Alzheimer’s is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States and more than 5 million people are living with the disease.

There are an estimated 16 million caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias in the United States.

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