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East Texans walk to end Alzheimer's

Mandy Humes, Regional Outreach Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association Mandy Humes, Regional Outreach Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

The Alzheimer's Association hosted a walk at Lufkin Middle School Saturday morning to raise awareness of the disease.

Over 400 participants came to take part in the 5K walk. Those walking raised pledge money and wore the names of a loved one they were supporting through for cause.

This walk is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support, and research. Over 5.4 million Americans live with Alzheimer's today.

"Well, that's the best thing about it is coming out and seeing everybody come out and pull together and make the donations and build the awareness about this disease," said Mandy Humes, Regional Outreach Coordinator for Alzheimer's Association.

Several sponsors were out to support the cause as well, including Chick-Fil-A, giving away free breakfast, Pinecrest Retirement Community, and Texas Home Health.

Donations and pledges go toward better treatment and finding a cure for Alzheimer's.

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