Eureka, Ca., (KIEM) Hundred of Humboldt County locals strapped up their walking shoes for the county’s Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event.
Nearly 4500 county residents came out to support the walk to end Alzheimer’s.
The walk is a nation-wide event that runs through the months September through October.
The walk represents those who are affected but also those who support bringing awareness to the disease.
Saturday’s stroll was conducted as a learning experience, a fundraiser, and a way to bring residents together in support of one another.
“I work with clients of all ages so I see elderly clients and I see caregiver clients and Alzheimer’s is affecting all of them,” said Financial Advisor at Edward Jones Laura Middlemiss. “I wanted to be involved and we want to at Edward Jones to step up our involvement and support. We want to take on the responsibility to help lead the way.”
Last year the Alzheimer’s Walk brought in about $100,000 and participates hope this year will be even more.