Hundreds of people have beaten the sidewalk in Batesville for Walk to End Alzheimer

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Friends and families of the Alzheimer Association of the southeast of India came out under a beautiful blue sky to support the efforts of those who fight the disease. Kristin and Rosa Cooley were on hand to cheer for walkers . "There is no cure, so at this point all we can do is support those affected," said Kristin Cooley. This walk is in the second year. Over $ 50,000 was raised last year. Money finances research and assists health professionals in the daily struggles of living with the debilitating disorder. Hannah Volz, of the Alzheimer's Association, said that South-East Indiana has intensified support for Alzheimer's families: "This is definitely a community that wraps its arms," ​​said Volz. "We have several healthcare professionals and see how they support each other is surprising." Nationally, 5.8 million people suffer from Alzheimer's. The regional Alzheimer's Association states that 55,000 people in our area are struggling. But these advocates say they are going out to help find a cure. For Jane Craig and her family, this is a personal journey. "My mother is 11 years old," Craig said. "When you had a difficult day, or when we needed support and guidance, the Alzheimer's Association was absolutely wonderful." Together, Volz said that walkers are helping to bring clarity back from the fog of this horrible disease. They are sharing strength, one step at a time. "This disease can be so insulating, you feel like you're in this alone. Events like this show that you're not in this alone," said Volz.

Friends and families of the Alzheimer Association of the southeast of India have come out under a beautiful blue sky to support the efforts of those who fight the disease.

Kristin and Rosa Cooley were available to cheer on the walkers. "There is no cure, so at this point all we can do is support those affected," said Kristin Cooley.

This walk is in its second year. Over $ 50,000 was raised last year. Money finances research and assists health professionals in the daily struggles of living with the debilitating disorder.

Hannah Volz, of the Alzheimer's Association, said that the south-east of Indiana has intensified support for Alzheimer's families.

"This is definitely a community that embraces one another," said Volz. "We have several healthcare professionals and see how they support each other is surprising."

Nationally, 5.8 million people suffer from Alzheimer's. The regional Alzheimer's Association states that 55,000 people in our area are struggling. But these advocates say they are going out to help find a cure.

For Jane Craig and her family, this is a personal journey. "My mother is 11 years old," Craig said. "When you had a difficult day, or when we need support and assistance, the Alzheimer's Association was absolutely wonderful."

Together, Volz said that walkers are helping to bring clarity back from the fog of this horrible disease. They are sharing strength, one step at a time.

"This disease can be so insulating, you feel like you're in this alone. Events like this show that you're not in this alone," said Volz.

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