Utahns walking together to end Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted at 3:13 PM, Sep 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-18 17:13:33-04

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - Hundreds of Utahns are raising awareness and funds to help fight Alzheimer’s disease.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk was held on the Utah State Capitol's South Lawn on Saturday.

Last year this event raised over $250,000 which contributed to more than $77,000,000 raised nationwide for care, support and research efforts given to those impacted by the disease.

Caregivers say a lot of the time, people don't know how crippling it can be.

Amber Corona took part in the Alzheimer’s Association walk in memory of her mother-in-law Karen.

Amber said, "It's so much more than just a little memory loss. Your whole way of life is gone. You end up just being a shell of a person. It's basically having a baby again except they’re an adult who is defiant".

Walk participants also took the time to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with a promise garden ceremony.