Idahoans ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’ in Coeur d’Alene

Walk To End Alzheimers Idaho 2021
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COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho — People in Coeur d’Alene walked to support loved ones with Alzheimer’s Saturday morning in a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” event.

Around 5 million Americans live with the disease, including 27,000 Idahoans are 65 and older. That’s why every year Alzheimer’s Association holds a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” nationwide to raise money for care, support and research for the disease.

On Saturday, people in Coeur d’Alene walked two miles starting at Riverstone Park.

Each participant carried a flower as they walked to raise money and awareness for the disease.

 

As of Thursday afternoon, the event raised over $24,000 with a goal being $40,000. All money raised goes to the Alzheimer’s Association.

You can learn more about the event here.