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Hundreds Walk To End Alzheimer's

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Over 800 people participated in the annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s this Saturday to raise a goal of $70,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. Volunteers walked the 1.5 mile loop around Binghamton University’s campus to help spread awareness.

This walk, which has been in the Binghamton community for over 20 years, is one of 600 walks to take place across the county. Cathy James, Chapter Executive of Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York, said today’s proceeds will go towards providing care, support, and research for individuals living with the disease.

“The Binghamton community, the Southern Tier community is very supportive of families that are affected by Alzheimer’s Disease. This event continues to grow exponentially year after year. It’s very heartwarming that the community is so supportive of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and together we can end Alzheimer’s.” - Cathy James, Chapter Executive of Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York

The Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York provides a 24-hour helpline, consultation services for individuals and their families, education and training services, and one on one support.

“We are seeing more and more calls from individuals that are being diagnosed with this disease and individuals that are being diagnosed at a younger age, under 65. But it’s like a family here. We see a lot of people that come year after year. But now they’re bringing the next generation. We’re seeing more children and grandchildren.” - Cathy James, Chapter Executive of Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York

The walk raised a total of $53,000. If you wish to donate to the Alzheimer's Association or find out more information, please visit their website.