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Walk held to fight Alzheimer's disease

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People of all ages enjoyed the weather while walking to raise money to combat Alzheimer's.

The brain disease is an irreversible and progressive ailment that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills.

Many of the walkers say they are personally affected by the disease through their friends and family who suffer from Alzheimer's.

Melanie Schneider said, "I'm out here to walk in the honor of my grandpa who doesn't know who I am, and hope fully someday find a cure for Alzheimer's.

Roughly 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's.

September is World Alzheimer's Awareness Month.

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