Sep 28, 2015 3:00 PM
2,000 participants take part in Manchester Alzheimer's awareness walk
MANCHESTER – About 2,000 people participated in Arms Park Saturday to raise awareness at the Central New Hampshire Walk to End Alzheimer’s.
The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to support care, support and research.
The goal of the Manchester walk was to raise $226,000 for the event. Prior to Saturday’s walk, the organization raised more than $160,000. The money raised the day of the event is still being calculated.
“We are extremely grateful to all those who turned out for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Manchester,” said Jim Wessler, the CEO of the Alzheimer’s Association.
Donations are accepted through October.