'Walk to End Alzheimer's' draws hundreds to Millenium Park

Alzheimer's Walk in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Did you know Alzheimer's is the 5th leading cause of death among people 65 and older? The annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's took place Saturday at Millennium Park in the Meadows.

Participants included individuals with Alzheimer’s and dementia, their caregivers and supporters of the cause.

According to organizers, "more than 600 communities nationwide participate in “Walk to End Alzheimer’s,” which is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research."

Participants who raised more than $100 got a t-shirt and received a wristband with a Promise Garden flower.

Flowers come in four colors to represent the individual’s connection to the disease: blue for those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, purple for someone who has lost a loved one to the disease, yellow for supporters and caregivers and orange for anyone who supports the cause and vision of a world without Alzheimer’s.

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