UPDATE: Mishawaka Walk to End Alzheimer's raises more than $57K

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (WNDU-) An event held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, including in Mishawaka, took place Sunday, raising more than $57,000.

We're talking about the Walk to End Alzheimer's.

The walk was held in Central Park for the third year in a row. People had access to a wide range of tools, support and advocacy booths.

More than 500 people took part in Sunday's walk in Mishawaka.

The goal of the walk is to raise awareness and money for research towards Alzheimer's cure.

"Currently, there's no treatment for this disease," communications specialist Olivia McClellan of the Alzheimer's Association said. "So people coming out [Sunday], raising awareness, walking together, most importantly raising funds to put an end to this disease."

Nearly 5.8 million Americans are affected by Alzheimer's, including 110,000 people in Indiana.

If you want to support the Walk to End Alzheimer's you have until Dec. 31 to donate.

To make a donation to a walker or group taking part in the walk, you can click here.