Walk to End Alzheimer’s event raises awareness and funds research

FORT WAYNE, Indiana (WANE) – The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is currently being conducted at Parkview Field to increase awareness and funds for research into the neurological disorder.

Before the walk, a ceremony began at 10:00 a.m. where attendees honored those affected by Alzheimer’s disease with flowers, which use color to indicate how the person was affected by the disease.

Blue flowers indicate the participant currently has Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia, yellow flowers indicate Alzheimer’s caregivers, and purple flowers indicate the person has lost someone to the disease. Finally, orange flowers show support for the Alzheimer’s Association’s vision of a world free of the disease.

“Our ultimate goal is to end the disease, and we’re doing that through research,” said Abby Geha, manager of Walk to End Alzheimer’s — Fort Wayne.

All funds raised through the event will support the research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

Last year’s event raised $231,574.

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Dais Johnston

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