Local Alzheimer's walk raises nearly $34,000 to fight disease

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LEWISTON — Nearly 300 residents from the Lewiston/Auburn area joined the Lakes & Mountains Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease on Sept. 16 at Simard-Payne Memorial Park.  Participants raised $33,904 to fund Alzheimer’s care, support and research programs.

In Maine alone, there are more than 27,000 people living with the disease and 69,000 caregivers. Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death and the only disease among the top 10 causes that cannot be cured, prevented or slowed.

Fundraising for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s continues through the end of the calendar year. Sign up as a team captain, join a team, register to walk as an individual or donate to a walker at alz.org/walk.

FMI: alz.org or call 800-272-3900.

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