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Walk to end Alzheimer's takes over Milwaukee Sunday

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Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-20 16:00:36-04

MILWAUKEE — All over Milwaukee county, you could see signs of the walk to end Alzheimer's.

The event took place Sunday. However, it looked a bit different due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Participants walked individually or in small groups on sidewalks, tracks, and trails across Milwaukee County.

The event is expected to raise around $675K for Alzheimer's research and organizations in the area.

“Even though COVID-19 changed how we walked this year, the Wisconsin community came out in full force with overwhelming participation on our local streets and neighborhoods. We thank everyone for their unrelenting dedication to helping us end Alzheimer’s," said David Grams, Executive Director, Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter.

While the walk took place Sunday, people can donate to the event through December 31. To make a donation, click here or mail your donation to the Alzheimer's Association, Attn: Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Walk, at 7900 W. 78th Street, Suite 100, Minneapolis, MN 55439.

Funds are needed now more than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic has put even more pressure on people living with dementia and on their families.

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