Walkers Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Research

HYANNIS – Hundreds of people hit the streets of Hyannis Sunday to raise money for Alzheimer’s research.

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s disease took part at Veterans Park Beach and featured two walking routes, 1-mile and 3-miles. The walk is a nationwide initiative, taking part in more than 600 cities and towns across the country.

It marked the second year the event wass been held on Cape Cod. $110,000 was raised in 2016. Officials figures are not yet available for 2017.

All money raised benefits the Alzheimer’s Association, the largest non-profit funder of Alzheimer’s research in the world.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, there are more than 5 million people living with the disease today, including about 10,000 on Cape Cod. By the mid-2000s, it is estimated that the number of Alzheimer’s patients could triple.

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