Ashley HartSep 24, 2017, 12:11 pm

Around 1,600 join Walk to End Alzheimer’s at SUNY Purchase

Organizers say people walked 3 miles around campus with goal of raising close to $600K

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Alzheimer's affects many loved ones throughout our community. To help raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research, more than a thousand came out for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer's in Westchester County.

The streets were flooded with purple around the campus of SUNY Purchase as the large crowd went on the annual walk.

Organizers say Alzheimer’s greatly affects the Purchase community. "We have 40,000 people that we work with right now who are living with Alzheimer’s just in the Hudson Valley,” says Hudson Valley Alzheimer’s Association President David Sobel. “More than 100,000 when you include their caregivers and their families.”

Approximately 1,600 people walked three miles around the SUNY Purchase campus with the goal of raising $597,000.

"It's been unbelievable the growth and the awareness. What we are doing here is creating an awareness as well as raising money for both research and approved care and support," says Neil Klar, Hudson Valley Alzheimer’s Association board member.

Alzheimer's is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and kills more people than breast cancer and prostate cancer combined.

Last year, the Hudson Valley Chapter's five walks raised more than $1 million.

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