South Bend, Ind. Folks gathered Saturday at Howard Park in South Bend to raise awareness and money for the Alzheimer's Association.
The Alzheimer's walk started in 1993 in Indianapolis and has since spread all throughout the country.
There are some 16 million people living with the disease in the U.S. and there is still no cure. Fundraising efforts like "Walk to End Alzheimer's" are more important than ever.
“Anyone who's been touched by Alzheimer's has a special place in their heart to prevent it,” explained race participant Leah Bennett. “Currently there is no cure for Alzheimer's. The Alzheimer's Association does a wonderful job fundraising to help find a cure.”
More than 250 people took part in this year's walk in South Bend, including the Notre Dame hockey team, caretakers, and families of those suffering from the disease.