Walk to end Alzheimer's this Saturday in Nacogdoches

Walk to end Alzheimer's this Saturday in Nacogdoches

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches residents are putting on their walking shoes this Saturday for the annual Walk to end Alzheimer's event. The event is to help raise research funds and awareness for the disease that over 5 million Americans are living with.

The annual event will take place at Reget Elementary. Registration for the event is 8 a.m. with a special dedication at 8:45 a.m.

Organizers said money is a big part of the event, but it is also used to bring unity to the camera.

"It's also a way the community can come together for those that are dealing with the disease and those that are advocates for those helping with the disease, curing the disease," Michael Melina said. "[It lets us] come together as a local community and bond."

The event will go on, rain or shine. Melina said if it does rain, the event will be moved inside.

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