Chattanooga’s Walk to END Alzheimer’s, held Saturday morning
The crowd of supporters walked around the baseball field holding their pin wheel flowers high, that represented how they themselves have been effected by the disease.
Amy French is a program director for Chattanooga’s Alzheimer’s Association, she said this event helps people better understand the disease.
“This event helps erase the stigma that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease. It helps raise awareness and it gives people the opportunity to honor all those who are affected. Over 5 million people are affected by this disease. Not only does this walk support our national international efforts, it supports our estate efforts and our community efforts right here in Chattanooga,” said French.
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia