Goal reached in 'Walk to End Alzheimer's' in Roanoke

Alzheimer's Association

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) - The Alzheimer's Association in Roanoke says they raised more than $133,000 during the Walk to End Alzheimer's back in October.

The funds are going towards Alzheimer's care, support and their outreach programs.

“The support shown by the Roanoke area makes our educational and activity programming possible. Support groups, Memory Cafes, caregiver education and brain health tips are all provided by your generous support,” said Sue Friedman, Alzheimer’s Association Central & Western Virginia chapter president & CEO. “Reaching the goal means more of your friends and family will NOT have to deal with Alzheimer's alone...they can rely on the Alzheimer's Association."

Research shows that more than 140,000 people living in Virginia with the disease.

To learn more you can visit their website here.